Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Style Wars at BAM on Thursday

Style Wars, a great piece of NYC's underground cultural history, comes to the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday. Check out the press release below for more details.

Style Wars Fundraising Event at BAM
- Iconic Film To Kickoff Restoration Fundraising with a Program at The Brooklyn Academy of Music

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 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, join the Style Wars Restoration Fund at BAM for 3 screenings and a reception with limited edition canvases by the legendary Graffiti Kings, courtesy of "The Legends of Style." There will be live music by DJ Kay Slay and delicious food provided by Farinella Bakery. In addition, there will be graffiti masters and other special guests.

Schedule:

Screenings: 4:40pm, 6:50pm and 9:15pm
Q&A: 6:50pm
Reception: 6:50pm

Tickets and Screening information: http://www.bam.org/p2486
Style Wars Restoration Fund: http://www.StyleWars.com

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