Beat This!: A Hip Hop History

February 27, 2021
6:00pm Central Time
 02/27/2021 06:00:00 pm02/27/2021 07:00:00 pmAmerica/ChicagoBeat This!: A Hip Hop HistoryIt is possible that some of the first images of Beat This! are strangely familiar to you. Don't fret, you are not having an out-of-body experience, nor has a B-Boy spirit invaded your body. There's a perfectly reasonable explanation for this: all subsequent films focusing on the same subject have stolen footage from here. This hip-hop comic, with its own pop texture and narrative, tells us about the various aspects of culture (graffiti, breakdancing, rapping, DJing) to the rhythm of fiction. It is the voice of a radio DJ that links the images of boys dancing with the "Planet rock" video with the girls rapping, with Kool Herc doing his thing (the famous images of the car with gigantic speakers driving through an apocalyptic Bronx), painted trains, the Zulu Nation reunion, the DJs throwing the party in the park, the dancers' competition at the club (the Dynamic Rockers in full swing) ... Fontaine managed to catch hip hop at its inception (1984, no more no less) with a work as original and electric as a Martian movie.https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/sfqqfKwami Abdul-Beyapjmm2019@gmail.comfalseMM/DD/YYYY

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It is possible that some of the first images of Beat This! are strangely familiar to you. Don't fret, you are not having an out-of-body experience, nor has a B-Boy spirit invaded your body. There's a perfectly reasonable explanation for this: all subsequent films focusing on the same subject have stolen footage from here. This hip-hop comic, with its own pop texture and narrative, tells us about the various aspects of culture (graffiti, breakdancing, rapping, DJing) to the rhythm of fiction. It is the voice of a radio DJ that links the images of boys dancing with the "Planet rock" video with the girls rapping, with Kool Herc doing his thing (the famous images of the car with gigantic speakers driving through an apocalyptic Bronx), painted trains, the Zulu Nation reunion, the DJs throwing the party in the park, the dancers' competition at the club (the Dynamic Rockers in full swing) ... Fontaine managed to catch hip hop at its inception (1984, no more no less) with a work as original and electric as a Martian movie.

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The Shelter-in-Place Virtual Film Series is a joint project of Arkansas PBS (ArPBS), Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA), Arkansas Cinema Society (ACS), Washitaw Foothills Youth Media Arts & Literacy Collective (WFYMALC), Arkansas Minority Film & Arts Association (AMFAA), and Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement (APJMM).

The Shelter-in-Place Virtual Film Series

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The Shelter-in-Place Virtual Film Series

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The Shelter-in-Place Virtual Film Series

The Shelter-in-Place Virtual Film Series is a joint project of Arkansas PBS (ArPBS), Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA), Arkansas Cinema Society (ACS), Washitaw Foothills Youth Media Arts & Literacy Collective (WFYMALC), Arkansas Minority Film & Arts Association (AMFAA), and Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement (APJMM).

15min 24sec

Moderator

  • Kwami Abdul-Bey

    Co-Convenor of the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement

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