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Jitterbugs: Pioneers of the Jit
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
Detroit, MI
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Jitterbugs: Pioneers of the Jit
MOCAD and Freep Film Festival present
Jitterbugs: Pioneers of the Jit
with Detroit Overture
Friday, March 20, 8pm
Admission: $10

The origins of the distinctive Detroit dance known as the Jit are explored in Jitterbugs: Pioneers of the Jit (2014), a feature-length documentary by dancer-director Haleem "Stringz" Rasul. Elements of street dancing, Motown, acrobatics, and hip-hop meld in this quick-moving form, birthed in the late '70s by Detroit's McGhee brothers, who led a dance group known as the Jitterbugs. The film shows the McGhees' rise and strugglesand how their influence continues to resonate.

Preceded by Vienna-based filmmaker Lisa Kortschak's short, Detroit Overture (2015).

For more info about these films and the entire Freep Film Festival (March 19-22), go to



Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48216
United States

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Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
On BPT Since: Jul 17, 2013
Greg Baise, Curator of Public Programs

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