‘Style Wars’ Trailer

Regarded as an indispensable document of early 1980s New York street culture, Style Wars pays loving attention to the city’s ramshackle subway system, a public playground, battleground, and spectacular artistic canvas for the city’s burgeoning graffiti artists. Meanwhile, MCs, DJs, and b-boys rocked the city with new sounds and moves that redefined street corner breakdance battles as performance art.

Style Wars (directed by Tony Silver, 1983) is available to stream on Vudu and to rent or buy on Amazon.