Globally recognized as the indispensable document of New York Street culture of the early '80s, Style Wars is the visual record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from city in crisis. Its vibrant legacy is alive everywhere. Style Wars has had an extraordinary impact around the globe, inspiring succeeding generations of youthful fans.
But today, the film's negatives - including hours of unseen footage - are in decaying with age. This iconic cultural document must be preserved before it's too late.
Style Wars won high praise from the local graffiti writing community for its authenticity and the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1984 Sundance Film Festival, the first of many awards and citations. Style Wars screened on PBS television around the country beginning in early 1984.
On September 9th, The Style Wars Restoration fund will kick off its fundraising efforts with a bang at BAM. There will be three screenings and a reception with delicious food provided by Farinella Bakery in addition to plenty of graffiti masters, B-boys and other special guests!
In addition, canvases by the legendary graffiti kings, courtesy of "The Legends of Style", will be hung at the reception, and DJ Kay Slay will be on the turntables.
Screenings: 4:40pm, 6:50pm and 9:15pm
Tickets and Screening information: http://www.bam.org/p2486
Style Wars Restoration Fund: http://www.StyleWars.com
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