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Iconic New York hip-hop film, 'Wild Style,' celebrated on 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago, of course, New York had a whole different energy.

The opportunity to experience that era again is merely one reason "Wild Style," the 1983 hip-hop verite-drama celebrating its 30th anniversary this week at IFC, is a must-see.

"It was a portrait of people I thought were spearheading a whole new movement that was going on," says "Wild Style" director Charlie Ahearn.

"These guys in the Bronx had developed hip-hop into a language. It was like making a big art movie populated by all these creative individuals."

The film holds a place in history for being the first representation on film of New York's hip-hop scene. In it, a graffiti artist named Raymond (Lee Quinones) who, under the pseudonym "Zoro," traverses the city - especially the South Bronx - spray-paining subway cars (stationary targets are too easy for him).

Read more: This is a link to www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/iconic-new-york-hip-hop-film-wild-style-celebrated-30th-anniversary-article-1.1469905#ixzz2gNNjLPH8

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