Cornell Cinema - Hip Hop Week Details
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Friday, October 24, 7:15 p.m. w/introduction by graduate student Anthony Reed
Saturday, October 25, 9:45 p.m.
2001 > USA > Directed by Doug Pray
With DJ Qbert, DJ Shadow, Mix Master Mike
A chronicle of the inception of scratching from as early as the 1970s through the present and how DJing continues to influence rap, hip hop, and even break dancing. 35mm.
1 hr 31 min
Friday, October 24, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 25, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. w/post-screening discussion led by members of the hip hop conference advisory committee
2008 > USA > Directed by Benson Lee
With Knucklehead Zoo
Following break dancing crews from France, South Korea, Japan, and the US to a championship in Germany, Planet B-Boy offers an inside look at the art of break dancing and the b-boys who perform it. more at planetbboy.com. 35mm.
1 hr 41 min
Wild Style with filmmaker Charlie Ahearn
Thursday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.
1983 > USA > Directed by Charlie Ahearn
With Grand Master Caz, Cold Crush Brothers, Fantastic 5, Grand Master Flash
"Joyous, raucous, and explosive, Wild Style is the movie that made Hollywood wake up to hip-hop. A fixture of the scene for nearly half a decade, downtown NYC director Charlie Ahearn had unique access, offering us a living, breathing document of early hip-hop history." (Cinefamily) Many of the artists featured in the film will be on campus for the hip hop conference. Ahearn will also present Bongo Barbershop (2005, 8 mins), a return to the place where hip hop began, with Grand Master Caz and Tanzanian rapper Balozi Dola in tow for a bilingual MC battle, and fabulous slides from the early days. More at wildstylethemovie.com. Video projection. October 2008 marks the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of Wild Style, and in honor of that powerHouse Books has released "Wild Style The Sampler," signed copies of which will be available for sale at the screening.
1 hr 25 min