Directed by Charlie Ahearn • 1982 • United States
Starring Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy
The original hip-hop movie, WILD STYLE was the first feature film to document the scene’s music, break dancing, and street art at its inception. Through the eyes of a subway tagger named Zoro (played by graffiti legend Lee Quiñones) and his encounters with assorted B-boys and -girls, rappers, and fellow artists, we see the vibrant street culture of the Bronx in the early 1980s. Filmed with vivid, semidocumentary authenticity, this extraordinary time capsule boasts appearances by groundbreaking artists like Grandmaster Flash, the Cold Crush Brothers, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Busy Bee, and others.