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Style Wars 2

  • Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Veli and Amos, 69 min, 2013

30 years after the legendary graffiti documentary Style Wars, Slovenian-Swiss artist duo Veli & Amos discovered an image of a subway car emblazoned with the words "Style Wars 2" on the internet. Intrigued, the duo head out – with no money – to find the graffiti's author. Their journey leads them from Europe to the USA and the Middle East, through galleries and war zones, in search of the street art world of our time.
An allusive, highly entertaining graffiti documentary reflecting topics such as subculture, lifestyle and the intermingling of politics and art. Marked by pop-cultural iconography and an artistic point of view, the film is a multi-layered and contemporary reference to the cult documentary Style Wars (1983), in which Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant zoomed into the New York breakdance and graffiti scene of their time.

Q&A with co-director Amos, Style Wars producer Henry Chalfant, and graffiti artists Skeme and Devi 1.


All audience members must arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled
showtime in order to be guaranteed a seat.

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