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Wu-Tang Forever: The Art and Legacy of Shaolin's Finest

"How can Hip Hop be dead if Wu-Tang is forever?" - The RZA

This summer, on the 25th anniversary of the iconic 1997 album, Wu-Tang Forever, explore the many faces of rap's ultimate supergroup in this specially curated tribute series. 

Emerging in 1993, when Dr. Dre’s G-funk had overtaken the hip-hop world, the Staten Island, NY-based Wu-Tang Clan was the most revolutionary rap group of the ’90s – and not only because of their music. 

With their kung fu movie references, wildly popular Wu-Wear, and the virtuoso sampling of production jedi The RZA, this loose congregation of nine MCs looked and sounded like nothing before them. Their unorthodox business model, in which individual members negotiated solo contracts, delivered a collective roundhouse kick to the record industry. 

Over four rarely screened films, relive the life-changing concerts, all-night parties and martial arts movie marathons that made Wu-Tang into modern legends. Celebrate the art and legacy of Shaolin's Finest. 

Series runs June 25 - July 23

Saturday, June 25, 8:45 PM

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Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan

Kick off our Wu-Tang Forever series with this acclaimed doc—the definitive primer on the rise and influence of Shaolin's finest.
  • D: Gerald Barclay
  • USA
  • 2017
  • 90 min
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Friday, July 8, 8:45 PM

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Rock the Bells

This definitive hip hop doc chronicles the story of the 2004 Rock the Bells Festival in San Bernardino, California, where Wu-Tang was reunited for what proved to be their final concert with original member Ol 'Dirty Bastard.
  • D: Casey Suchan & Denis Henry Hennelly
  • USA
  • 2006
  • 104 min
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Friday, July 15, 8:45 PM

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Shogun Assassin

There'd be no Wu-Tang without martial arts films. Raw, unfiltered and full of epic blood geysers, Robert Houston’s re-edit of the samurai series Lone Wolf and Cub is a key touchstone for understanding the clan’s cinematic universe— a dark, dirty and violent thrill ride that's a hell of a lot of fun.
  • D: Robert Houston
  • USA
  • 1980
  • 86 min
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Saturday, July 23, 4:00 PM

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Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives

A rocking behind the-scenes look at the New York underground radio show that first brought Wu-Tang into the world—and changed music forever— The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show.
  • D: Bobbito Garcia
  • USA
  • 2015
  • 99 min
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