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Cry of the City Part 1: The Legend of Cornbread

Cry of the City Part 1: The Legend of Cornbread is now available through Vimeo on Demand!


cry of the city the legend of cornbread


"Sean McKnight sets out to capture the life of graffiti legend and Philadelphia native Darryl “Cornbread” McCray in his new documentary, “Cry of the City Part 1 - The Legend of Cornbread.” He succeeded in creating one of the most compelling documentaries to come out of Philadelphia in a while." -

This documentary chronicles the life of Philadelphia-based legend Darryl “Cornbread” McCray, the man credited as being the father of modern day graffiti and hip hop.

Cry of the City... profiles Cornbread’s life, from growing up tagging walls to the ups and downs that led to his dedication as a social worker and father.

Interviews throughout the documentary with Jane Golden (Philadelphia Mural Arts), Pose 2 (another wall-writer), his son Troy, and friends show different facets of the man and how he helped establish a world-wide cultural movement.

Cry of the City... has screened in numerous film festivals around the world including festivals in Philadelphia, New York, Berlin, Madrid and more. This documentary is also now part of the research library at The Smithsonian Institute.

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cornbread the legend

Darryl "Cornbread" McCray