The Deadly Art of Survival

Before Charlie Ahearn shot his seminal hip-hop film "Wild Style" in 1982, he was directly exposed to the bourgeoning hip-hop, break-dancing and graffiti movement, while shooting his super-8 martial arts epic "The Deadly Art of Survival" around the projects (next door to his apartment) in the Lower East Side in 1979.
DVD FEATURES: An 2007 interview with karate instructor Nathan Ingram at his martial arts school, Director's commentary

WHAT OTHERS SAY:

Raw, unpretentious... one of NYC's earliest, most entertaining blasts of underground, do-it-yourself filmmaking.
- Shock Cinema

WHY WE CHOSE THIS FILM:

Deadly Art of Survival is part of teh New York No-Wave underground film movement that shaped filmmakers, and filmmaking for years to come. This is a must-see for any fan of that era of filmmaking.