Red Bull Music Academy is coming to New York City this spring and the recently announced line-up of events includes a real live funky fresh in the flesh RBMA – ego trip movie night. Co-curated by our pal Andreas Vingaard , Filmmatic: An Evening of Rare Hip-Hop Documentaries takes place Monday, April 29th at the Sunshine Landmark on Houston St. and is a super triple feature of rarely officially screened hip-hop docs along with legendary special guests and filmmakers all present for post screening Q&As. We’re super excited about the night, which will be similar in format to some of our past and ongoing events at the Maysles Cinema. Be there!
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RBMA: The revolution called hip hop has been well televised. But even 40 years after it all started out in the Bronx, there are still some well-hidden treasures amongst the myriads of documentaries chronicling what is now the world’s most influential youth culture. This is why we’ve teamed up with infamous hip hop archeologists-slash-anarchists ego trip to screen three rather rare films from the ’80s and early ’90s: Beat This! by Dick Fontaine (1984), Big Fun In The Big Town by Dutch director Bram van Splunteren (1986), and Diane Martel’s street dance documentary Reckin’ Shop: Live from Brooklyn (1992). The screenings will be followed by a conversation with all three directors and some of the films’ protagonists, including Afrika Bambaataa , Schoolly D , and “freestyle hip hop” dance legend Buddha Stretch . Chairman Mao of ego trip will host.