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Calisthenic breakdancing and big, bold graffiti art were in top form and popularity in the U.S. in the early and mid-'80s, and this documentary extols the spirit and the talents of a variety of New York youngsters who were expert in either one or both of these challenging pastimes. Public reactions are wildly varied. On the one hand, the youth brave a police crackdown on graffiti and face barbed-wire fences and guard dogs in the railroad yards where they spray paint subway cars with oversized lettering. On the other hand, their art is shown in a municipal gallery and analyzed with the same seriousness as a Rembrandt or a Renoir. Whether viewers judge the graffiti an "eyesore" or a bit of post-modern expressionism, it is true that both the art and the dancing are incisively presented in this hour-long exploration. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Sam Schacht
as Narrator
Wayne Frost
Sam Schacht
as Narrator

Crew

Tony Silver
Director
Tony Silver
Producer
Henry Chalfant
Producer
Burleigh Wartes
Cinematographer
Victor Kanefsky
Editor
Mary Alfieri
Editor
Sam Pollard
Editor
Larry Scharf
Sound/Sound Designer
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