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ART IN THE STREETS

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FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH TO SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD

Presented by Levi's Film Workshop, in association with MOCA (as part of the exhibit "Art In The Streets" at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA)

The Cinefamily is thrilled to present a week of documentaries, live panels, Q&As and parties in celebration of The Museum of Contemporary Art's Art In The Streets, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art. The exhibition traces the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved -- and this film series features many of the movement's key participants and witnesses! As well, the closing night party revolves around the earliest known street art in the world: the cave paintings of southern France, with the premiere of Werner Herzog's brand-new 3-D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams, held at the Natural History Museum!

FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH AT 7:30PM

WILD STYLE
Dir. Charlie Ahearn
1983, 35mm, 82 min.

Joyous, raucous, and explosive, Wild Style is the movie that made Hollywood wake up to hip-hop. A fixture of the scene for nearly half a decade, downtown NYC director Charlie Ahearn had unique access, offering us a living, breathing document of early hip-hop history. The film is essential text: ZEPHYR’s animated titles rivaling those of Saul Bass; the epic Williamsburg Bridge park jam climax with Rammellzee in a trenchcoat waving around a sawed-off; Chief Rocker Busy Bee at the Dixie Club; the Cold Crush Brothers and the Fantastic 5 battling on the b-ball court; Grandmaster Flash on the ones and twos in his kitchen; and, of course, glorious graf galore.

**IN PERSON: There will be an Afterparty with Director Charlie Ahearn, Co-star Patti Astor, and other special guests TBA!!!

TICKETS: $10





 

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