Radio Tenthaus 57: Style Wars
20/07/2021 20:00 – 23:00
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For episode 70 of Radio Tenthaus, we are pleased to share a regular takeover by James Finucane. The episode presents us with an American 1983 documentary “Style Wars”, directed by Tony Silver and produced in collaboration with Henry Chalfant.
The film has an emphasis on graffiti, although bboying and rapping are covered to a lesser extent. The film was originally aired on PBS television on January 18, 1984, and was subsequently shown in several film festivals to much acclaim, including the Vancouver Film Festival. It also won the Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.
The documentary captures and includes many historical moments of hip hop culture during its earliest days in the 1970s onward towards the early 1980s. Many film elements from Style Wars, including outtakes, are now housed at the Academy Film Archive as part of the Tony Silver Collection. (Wikipedia)
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