Charlie Ahearn




Wild Style directed by Charlie Ahearn was first screened in 1982 and went on to become the classic Hip Hop movie. After directing other films such as Fear of Fiction and artist documentaries Ahearn co-authored the book Yes Yes Y’all. Released in 2002, it was an oral history of the first decade of Hip Hop with many photos by Ahearn. Wild Style The Sampler by Ahearn was published in 2007 on the 25th anniversary of that movie. Ahearn has been producing documentaries such as Richard Hunt, Sculptor (2010), Jamel Shabazz Street, Photographer <(2011) and Hip Hop musical shorts, including All City Take It to the Bridge. Ahearn exhibited the Scratch Ecstasy Exhibition at PPOW with a slide show, videos, photographs, and silkscreen paintings. He resides in New York City. Biography Source


The Deadly Art of Survival (1979)
Twins (1980)
New York City Hip Hop Convention (1980)
Wild Style (1982)
Doin’ Time in Times Square (1991)
Juanito (1991)
Kiki in the Flesh (1993)
Jane in Peep Land (1993)
Uber Frau (1994)
Simon at the Portal of Paradise (1996)
Martin Wong (1998)
Fear of Fiction (1999)
Leon Golub – To the Dogs (2003)
Bongo Barbershop (2005)
Busy on the Beach (2006)
Tom on B’Way (2006)
Brothers Fantastic (2007)
Revelers in Times Square (2008)
Busy on the Autobahn (2008)
Richard Hunt, Sculptor (2010)
All City Take It to the Bridge (2010)
Las Vegas Flip (2010)
Raymond at Daytop (2010)
Jamel Shabazz, Street Photographer (2013)
Coney Island Rules (2015)
Dancin' Industry (2016)

Films Curated by AFF