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Under the Influence of ego trip: 'Rap City' & 'Writing on the Wall' + Q&A
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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Under the Influence of ego trip: 'Rap City' & 'Writing on the Wall' + Q&A
Rap City
Dir. Glenn Holsten & Lisa Marie Russo, 1988, 27 min.
Rap City spotlights Philadelphia and features rare and candid footage of Illadelph legends DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince and Schoolly-D, as well as then-rising female emcee Yvette Money.

Writing on the Wall
Dir. Sandra King, 1986, 28 min.
Writing On the Wall tells the poignant story of a young Newark, NJ graffiti artist, MIKAH, struggling to make a name for himself. But the film also wins big points for historical significance by presenting a snapshot of legendary New York City cult figure, KEOgraf writer, artist and designer, and emceewhile still a teenaged member of MIKAH's crew.

Scheduled to appear: Filmmakers Glenn Holsten and Sandra King, KEO X-MEN, Micah Kelly aka MIKAH, the subject of the film,  and other guest TBA

Under the Influence of ego trip, in its second year, is a film series featuring documentaries from the classic Hip-Hop era curated by ego trip and Andreas Vingaard. Screenings occur on the last Thursday of the month, February through April, 2011. ego trip is the New York-based creative collective behind an eponymous 90's new york based hip-hop magazine and the top-rated VH1 reality programs 'The (White) Rapper Show' and 'Miss Rap Supreme' as well as the critically acclaimed 'Book of Rap Lists' and 'Big Book of Racism'.  Andreas Vingaard works as a video journalist and still photographer who has collaborated on several film series with the Maysles Cinema.


Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States


Arts > Visual
Film > Movies
Music > Hip Hop & Rap

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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