Directed by Stan Lathan
Thursday, September 29th, Dusk
In celebration of the special exhibition Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, opening September 10th, this film showcases a key moment when kicks were king! Bring a blanket and camp out, viewing the films under the stars right outside the Speed Cinema.
“A slice of urban life reframed through a pop culture perspective.”—Imran Khan, PopMatters
Capturing the emerging New York Hip Hop scene, Beat Street follows Kenny, an emerging musician who mixes beats, rap, and original music, and Ramon, his talented graffiti artist. When they meet up with legit star Tracy she knows how to get them the attention they deserve. Featuring break battles from the Rock Steady Crew and the New York Breakers. Produced by Harry Belafonte. 1984, video, 105 minutes.