Fri, Sep 04 | Epsilon Spires

Elevated & Wilding Out!

The Backlot Cinema presents: WILD STYLE and STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED, two seminal films celebrating New York's early hip-hop & graffiti culture.
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Elevated & Wilding Out!

Time & Location

Sep 04, 2020, 8:00 PM – Sep 05, 2020, 11:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the Event

Wild Style (1983). Directed by Charlie Ahearn. Starring Lee Quinones, Patti Astor, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy. 

A touchstone for hip-hop cinema, Wild Style helped introduce the nation to the beat that was taking over the Bronx and would eventually become a global cultural force. Following a crew of young graffiti writers, Ahearn captures the DIY creative wellspring that would go on to inspire generations.Today, WILD STYLE remains vital and exuberant in its joyous depiction of a burgeoning cultural moment, featuring iconic scenes including Double Trouble’s ‘Stoop Rap,’ the basketball throwdown between the Cold Crush Brothers and the Fantastic Freaks, and the culminating all-star festival in the East River Park.


Grandmaster Flash Kitchen Scene:

Stations of the Elevated (1981). Directed by Manfred Kirchheimer. The first ever filmed document of graffiti, this richly chromatic 16mm tone poem sets images of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn to a soundtrack that interweaves ambient city noises with the gospel sounds of jazz titan Charles Mingus. Long regarded by cinephiles and hip-hop fans as an obscure cult masterpiece since it premiered at the 1981 New York Film Festival, Stations of the Elevated is a stunning celebration of a quintessentially urban art form— at a time when it was largely dismissed as vandalism. It remains a priceless portrait of a bygone era of New York City culture.


Stations of the Elevated is about how beauty is discovered and made in unpromising circumstances.”

– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“The accidental magic of reflections and shadows meshes with the pure forms of architecture and the overlooked artistry of advertisements to conjure a feeling of unrelenting sensory adventure.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“The Classic Graffiti Doc You Need to See.”

– David Fear, Rolling Stone

8pm Doors Open / Films begin at Dusk. Tonight's Cuisine by Shital's Vegetarian Indian.

Picture a picnic under the stars with your friends where you are entertained by innovative cinema projected on a big outdoor screen. The program celebrates cinema past and present, both popular and experimental, highlighting diverse creative voices from around the world. Space is limited and advanced booking encouraged!

Layout & Tickets:

The backlot will be empty of cars and on the ground will be painted a series of circles.

Each circle will have at least six feet around it on all sides so as to be a safe socially distanced space.

We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs to sit on in your circle – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need!

Bar and local food vendors on site. Restrooms provided.

Space is limited - Reserve a ticket for a space that fits your group size:

Up to 2 people: $20 (space is 3ft x 6ft)

Up to 4 people: $40 (space is 6ft x 6ft)

Up to 6 people: $60 (space is 6ft x 9ft)

*Entry Includes Raffle Ticket for Gift Certificate to Local Business

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    Backlot Cinema up to 4
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