Feature Film Program

Style Wars

House of Vans celebrates the 35th anniversary of “Style Wars” with a special screening of the documentary that examines how creativity manifests and the support and resistance that culture meets in NYC.

Followed by a DJ set from Stretch Armstrong!


Sat Jun 23 4:00 PM

The Film

Style Wars

Tony Silver | USA | 70

STYLE WARS captured the look and feel of New York’s ramshackle subway system as graffiti writers’ public playground, battleground and spectacular artistic canvas. Opposing them by every means possible were Mayor Edward Koch, the police, and the New York Transit Authority. Meanwhile MCs, DJs and B-boys rocked the city with new sounds and new moves and street corner breakdance battles evolved into performance art.New York’s legendary kings of graffiti and b-boys own a special place in the hip hop pantheon. STYLE WARS has become an emblem of the original, embracing spirit of hip hop as it reached out across the world from underground tunnels, uptown streets, clubs and playgrounds.

Event Details

6:00 PM
Doors Open
7:30 PM
Film Begins
8:45 PM
Panel Discussion with producer Henry Chalfant, graffiti and art legend Lee Quiõnes, DJ Stretch Armstrong, and Brujas co-founder, Arianna Gil
9:30 PM
DJ set by Stretch Armstrong
This event is free with an RSVP.

The show presented in partnership with