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Wild Style

Film screening and discussion with Lady Pink

7 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020
Page Hall, UAlbany downtown campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany
Free and open to the public.
Note early start time: 7 p.m.
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Classic Film Series

(United States, 1983, 82 minutes, color)
Directed by Charlie Ahearn.


About the film

Widely regarded as the first-ever hip-hop motion picture, the film features rare footage of music icon Grandmaster Flash, as well as The Rock Steady Crew, Cold Crush Brothers and Queen Lisa Lee, among others.

Legendary movie editor Sam Pollard will appear at the Albany Film Festival on Saturday, March 28.​



About Lady Pink

Lady Pink stars with ‘Lee’ George Quinones in this film about urban graffiti culture and guerilla artistry in the 1980s.


A major figure of New York’s graffiti subculture of the 1970s and ‘80s, Lady Pink is the creator of artwork in the collections of many of the world’s leading museums, including the Whitney, the MET, and the Groninger Museum of Holland.


The Ecuador-born artist continues to paint commissioned, custom-made mural work. For decades, she has led mural workshops for teenagers, in order to help them realize their artistic visions and to beautify their neighborhoods. Lady Pink will spend the afternoon with students at Albany
High School.


Cosponsored by the UAlbany Department of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS).

Lady Pink
Wild Style movie

About The Classic Film Series

The NYS Writers Institute’s Classic Film Series, presented with support from Marc Guggenheim, UAlbany Class of ‘92, features screenings of domestic and international films of distinction and film festivals devoted to the work of particular directors, producers, or screenwriters.

The series has included rare films culled from archives and private collections, pre-release screenings from major studios, contemporary international offerings, as well as classics made in the U.S. The Institute will launch the Albany Film Festival in March 2020.

Some of the filmmakers and screenwriters who have visited the Institute have included Hal Ashby, Hector Babenco, Costa-Gavras, Tomas Gutierrez-Alea, James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, Neil Jordan, Spike Lee, Albert Mayseles, Gordon Parks, Sr., Raoul Peck, D.A. Pennebacker and Chris Hegedus, Bob Rafelson, Phil Alden Robinson, Wallace Shawn, Ron Shelton, Christine Vachon, Agnes Varda, and Robert Wise, and Doug Wright.


Classic Film Series

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