Country Rap: Florida - "The U", "2 Live Crew Banned in the USA", panel, afterparty with DJ Donsta
@ 6:00 pm
Dir. Billy Corben, 2009, 105 mins.
Throughout the 1980s, Miami, Florida, was at the center of a racial and cultural shift taking place throughout the country. Overwhelmed by riots and tensions, Miami was a city in flux, and the University of Miami football team served as a microcosm for this evolution. With a newly branded swagger, inspired and fueled by the quickly growing local Miami hip hop culture and its overlord Uncle Luke, these Hurricanes took on larger-than-life personalities and won four national titles between 1983 and 1991. Filmmaker Billy Corben, a Miami native and University of Miami alum (and the director of Cocaine Cowboys and Cocaine Cowboys 2) tells the story of these "Bad Boys" of football.
@ 8:00 pm
2 Live Crew: Banned In The USA
Dir. Penelope Spheeris, 1990, 47 min.
This film features live performances and interviews from Miami bass legends 2 Live Crew, both with besieged Crew chief Luther Campbell and such critics as the head of a Dallas decency league.
AFTER THE FILM:
Panel Discussion with Kenya Robinson (NY based multi-media artist from Gainesville, Florida) and Cleo Silvers (Black Panther, Young Lord and Cutural Warrior). More speakers to follow.
AFTER THE DISCUSSION: After party sponsored by Harlem's Sugar Hill Ale and a set by DJ Donsta.
Part of the two-part series "Country Rap: The Gulf States" & "Katrina: Five Years Later" August 20th - September 2nd, 2010 at the Maysles Cinema. This two-part series sheds a spotlight on hip hop (and its cultural and political antecedents), from a region engulfed in environmental siege with centuries old roots and a New South identity. After considering hip hop's southern migration and local variations, Country Rap transitions into Katrina: Five Years Later, a selection of films that document New Orleans' rich history, lending further gravity to those made in response to the devastation of New Orleans, and efforts towards recovery.
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