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Screening of STYLE WARS with an introduction by Idris Goodwin


Screening Room
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (map)



Style Wars – the original Hip Hop documentary – is regarded as the indispensable document of NY street culture and subway graffiti art of the early '80s. The film tells the story of graffiti writers honing their skills as they dodge transit cops, and compete with each other. The film presents a record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from a city in crisis. Directed by Tony Silver and produced in collaboration with Henry Chalfant, Style Wars won the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film Festival and continues to gain a following.

Screening of STYLE WARS with an introduction by Idris Goodwin
  • Open to Public: Yes
  • Admission Fee: Free
  • Sponsored By: The Cultural Attractions Fund, the Virginia Darnes Yates Endowment, the Colorado College Art Department Stillman Fund for Exhibitioins, the NEH Professorship, The Andrew G. Mellon Foundation Artist-in-Residence Grant, the Office of the Dean, Feminist & Gender Studies, the Colorado College Theatre & Dance Department, and KRCC.
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