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Hip Hop Film Fest - closing day! many flix to screen!
Date Wednesday June 25
Time 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Roxie Cinema at 16th & Valencia
Event Type Screening
The event will be a fundraiser for the financially strapped local organization operated by the late "Aunt Bea" Midleton. The Hunters Point Community Youth Park Foundation, has been an institution many poor urban youth rely upon for recreational opportunities, and even meals. Kevin Epps of the award winning doc "Straight Outta Hunters Point", was deeply affected by the loss of Aunt Bea and hopes to raise funds to continue her vital programs. Kevin will be offereing signed S.O.H.P DVDs and a three day all film fest pass to any one who makes a $50 donation online. Straight Outta Hunters Point, a gripping ghetto portrait will screen Wed 6/25 8:00 p.m A special limited edition of this award winning flick we be available for $25 donation to the 'Park. Visit the website to donate, read up on the event, learn about the flix etc. other flix to screen besides S.O.H.P include: MATINEES Weds 6/25 2:00 p.m The Freshest Kids this matinee shows off some of the brightest breakin' moments of Hip Hop's early street & dancefloor pioneers. A celebration of movement & a Fest fave ! Weds 6/25 4:00 p.m A Youth Media Program on Weds at 4:00 p.m includes flix from Conscious Youth Media, Youth Speaks, and Point:Visions from the students of Bayview's JMC Academy etc. -------evening flix-------- Weds 6/25 6:00 p.m "Hooked" the Legend of Demetrius "Hoook" Mitchell profiles a Bay Area B-Ball hopeful now behind bars. Weds 6/25 9:30 p.m closing night shorts program includes many short flix presented in association with the Hotel Triton. A portion of our selections are listed below. A Rose from Concrete” (dir: Diego) grimy H.P rapper/ glam runway model Kev Kelley “Crutch” (dir: Sachi) a film about a guy with arthritis in his hips, who has learned to dance and skate using crutches. “Digitize or Die—Digital Diary of Chuck D” (dir: Lathan Hodge) Covering 1998 to the present shot in the U.K, Spain and across the U.S. Follow the evolution of this Public Enemy’s involvement in technology, and his role as a digital visionary. “Groove Monkey” ( dir: Sam Hood ) an animated animal DJ romp from a local animator battling the studio system to get a cartoon up on the tube that reflects what's actually going on in these crazy times we're in. Groove Monkey was the first ever hip-hop webtoon and a top ten download on the Cartoon Network site awhile back. "Hypocrite" (dir: David Chalker ) An award winning film in which the audience is the Hypocrite. A female stalking victim’s realization creates a surprising commentary on t.v viewer apathy and our own roles in the cycle of passive consumption. This locally produced thought-provoker is set in a graffiti strewn SOMA alley with a soundtrack & perspective that put you on a ride of enlightenment. “Juma” (dir: Jordan Auten )A narrative documentary, on a Bay Area basketball legend. Gerald Walker a.k.a Juma who graduated Hayward high ten years ago with high hopes, and some would say, hoop dreams. Despite his success on the court with SF State, he ended up overseas and in semi pro leagues. Critics plagued Gerald’s game and the hometown hero never made it the N.B.A. The film reveals a young black man’s struggle through the eyes of his peers. “Morning Breath” ( dir by Brin Hill) a beautifully shot Brooklyn love story. Plus Several More... Including Material From Conscious Youth Media , Guerilla News Network, And Misc. Music Videos Featuring RBL Posse, Dead Prez & Taalam Acey, and many more. Don’t miss this exciting shorts showcase Co-Presented by the Hotel Triton, in affiliation with Mastamind .com & back to Hip Hop Film the HHFF crew as more events and fundraisers that they'll be part of this year. stay updated by joining our regular mailing list at our wbsite A similar event will occur in Oakland July 14-17 at The Black Box. We have plans to hit points beyond the Bay including Europe in November. If you'd like a Hip Hop Film Fest in your hood... please get in touch!
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:24 AM
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