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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20566
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the New Directors/New Film Screening of Wild Style, often considered Hip Hop's first motion picture, join director Charlie Ahearn and special guests for a special screening of the film. Featuring seminal figures of the era such as Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, the Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee of Zulu Nation, and Grandmaster Flash, Wild Style documents the rise of early Hip Hop.
Join us for a post-screening discussion facilitated by Ahearn, along with special guests Fab Five Freddy, Grandmaster Caz, and Busy Bee, along with a DJ demo by Grand Wizard Theodore, the inventor of the Scratch technique.
Come early: Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to catch the «Scratch Ecstasy» slide show, which served as the rough storyboard for what later would become Wild Style, with a super-mix by Grand Wizard Theodore.
Stay late: Join us for a Wild Style themed dance party with guest DJ sets and performances by Grand Wizard Theodore and Grandmaster Cuz. 9 p.m. in the Atrium.