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Larry Wright

PBS Premiere: July 10, 1990


With a subway platform as his stage and a plastic can as his instrument, 14-year-old Larry Wright is a self-taught drummer with astonishing talent. Larry Wright is a rousing tribute to the Harlem youth and the rich culture of the urban streets.


TAGS: harlem, musicians, street music, youth

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Film Information

Larry Wright

Premiere Date: July 10, 1990

Filmmakers: Ari Marcopoulos, Maja Zrnic


Ari Marcopoulos
Ari Marcopoulos
Maja Zrnic
Maja Zrnic

Critical Acclaim

This film suggests one of the most astonishing things about talent is that it can come, seemingly, out of nowhere; or perhaps what we in our ignorance and complacency dismiss as nowhere.”

Los Angeles Times

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