Row House Cinema Gets Down With ‘Wild Style’

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On July 13th, Row House Cinema will celebrate the origins of hip-hop with a special screening of Wild Style.

Released theatrically in 1983 by First Run Features, and later re-released for home video by Rhino Home Video, Wild Style is regarded as the first hip-hop motion picture. Produced by Charlie Ahearn, the film features seminal figures from that period, including Fab Five Freddy, New York graffiti artist Lee QuinonesLady Pink, the Rock Steady CrewThe Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee of Zulu Nation, and Grandmaster Flash. The protagonist Zoro is played by Quinones.

The event will begin at 9:15 p.m. with a pre-movie performance featuring  DJ Selecta and the Get Down Gang dance crew. The film will follow. Tickets cost $9 and are available for purchase at the Row House websiteWild Style is shown as part of Music on the Big Screen.

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