Air Force 1: Anatomy of an Urban Legend Premiere

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Last weekend The World Famous Apollo hosted the premiere of Air Force 1: Anatomy of an urban legend. The film, directed by Thibaut de Longeville and narrated by KRS-One, is an hour long documentary of the history of the sneakers known as “Uptowns.” The popular style of sneaker was introduced by Nike 25 years ago and has become a standard of cultural style, and for some a downright obsession.

Street ballers, magazine editors, television stars, and hip hop icons turned out for the premiere. Take a look at our slide show where you will see everyone from Grandmaster Caz to stars of HBO’s hit series “Entourage.”

Invited guests were treated to complimentary popcorn, penny candy, and an open bar all night as champagne poured freely all night.  The screening was in association with the Nike sponsored World Basketball Festival that took place last week.

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