1. UPCOMING:
    Red Bull Music Academy & ego trip present: Filmmatic – An Evening of Rare Hip-Hop Documentaries (4.29.13).

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    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!

    Buy tickets, HERE, and read on for more info.


    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.


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