Proto-hiphop documentary "Style Wars" needs your help

Jesse Thorn says,

I don't know if you've ever seen Style Wars, but it's the definitive documentary about early hip-hop. It focuses on graf writing, but also covers music and dance from the perspective of New York City in the first years of the 1980s. It won the Grand Prize for Documentary at Sundance, and is an amazing document of the roots of one of the most important cultural movements in American history (also one of my favorite films of all time). The director, Tony Silver, was a family friend (he died a couple years ago). His partner Lisa and the other folks behind the film are trying to raise money to do a full restoration of the original print. The website, at, is pretty incredible in and of itself – they're all really committed to sharing this history. Anyway, folks can contribute right on the front page of