Film

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

 
US Theatrical Premiere
Final day!
 
Aug 2—Aug 8, 2013
 
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LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 81min
FORMAT: HDCAM
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
+  Intro and Q&A on Aug 2 & 3
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Charlie Ahearn | 2013
“Anybody who doesn’t appreciate the spirit captured in Jamel Shabazz’s photographs doesn’t get New York.”
—The New York Times

In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Ahearn, the director of the seminal grafitti movie Wild Style, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. More than just vintage shots of kids rocking Puma Suedes, Kangols, and pin-striped Jordaches in Times Square and Fort Greene Park, Shabazz’s photographs have hundreds of (oftentimes tragic) stories behind them, and Ahearn’s Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer gives voice to these images with dozens of interviews with Shabazz himself, graffiti pioneer and hip-hop historian Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, legendary rapper KRS-One, and more. This vibrant portrait of the early years of hip-hop had its world premiere at BAMcinemaFest 2011.

Talks 
Q&A + Signing 
 

With Charlie Ahearn, Jamel Shabazz and Fab 5 Freddy

The 7pm screening on Friday, August 2 will feature an Intro and Q&A with director Charlie Ahearn, film subject Jamel Shabazz, and graffiti pioneer and hip-hop historian Fab 5 Freddy, followed by a book-signing and reception.

Talks 
Q&A + Signing 
 

with Charlie Ahearn, Bobbito Garcia, Dave Chino Villorente and Sharp

The 7pm screening on Saturday, August 3 will feature an intro and Q&A with Ahearn, DJ/filmmaker/writer Bobbito Garcia, artist Sharp and artist/author David Villorente, signing his newly designed film posters.

Talks 
Panel Discussion 
 

with Dexter Wimberly & Alyse Archer-Coite

The 7pm screening on Monday, August 5 will be followed by a panel discussion with Dexter Wemberly of MoCADA and Alyse Archer-Coite of  MAKER Magazine.

 
 
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