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.
An 2007 interview with karate instructor Nathan Ingram at his martial arts school, Director's commentary
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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.