1201x782-KEY-IMAGE-Rubble-Kings-Photo-Two-Photo-by-Perry-Kretz-copy-1160x652Coming to theatres this Friday, June 19: RUBBLE KINGS

Shan Nicholson’s look back at the legendary gangs of New York City made its bow at DOC NYC last year. It now comes to theatres in NYC, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Confronting a bankrupt, decaying city and the dashed hopes of the civil rights generation, African-American and Latino teenagers violently took over the streets of 1970s New York. The South Bronx became a war zone ruled by gangs like the Savage Skulls and the Ghetto Brothers. Hypnotic archival footage and present-day interviews with former gang members reveal how peace was brokered at the peak of the bloodshed in a most unlikely manner, laying the foundation for what ultimately became hip-hop culture.

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