This Friday, The Backlot Cinema presents: WILD STYLE and STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED, two seminal films celebrating New York’s early hip-hop & graffiti culture. Space is limited and advanced booking
This Friday, The Backlot Cinema presents: WILD STYLE and STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED, two seminal films celebrating New York’s early hip-hop & graffiti culture. Space is limited and advanced booking encouraged! Cuisine by Shital’s Vegetarian Indian.
Wild Style (1983). Directed by Charlie Ahearn. Starring Lee Quinones, Patti Astor, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy.
A touchstone for hip-hop cinema that remains vital and exuberant today for its joyful depiction of a burgeoning DIY cultural moment.
Stations of the Elevated (1981). Directed by Manfred Kirchheimer. The first ever filmed document of graffiti, remains a priceless portrait of a bygone era of NYC culture. This chromatic 16mm tone poem sets images of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn to a soundtrack interweaving ambient city noises with the music of jazz titan Charles Mingus.
“Stations of the Elevated is about how beauty is discovered and made in unpromising circumstances.”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“The accidental magic of reflections and shadows meshes with the pure forms of architecture and the overlooked artistry of advertisements to conjure a feeling of unrelenting sensory adventure.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“The Classic Graffiti Doc You Need to See.”
– David Fear, Rolling Stone
(Friday) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
190 Main Street