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Film

Beat This! A Hip Hop History

 
 
Fri, Apr 3, 2015
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 60min
RATED: NR
FORMAT: DigiBeta
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20
MEMBERS: $15 (Movie Moguls free)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $16 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
+  Q&A with Afrika Bambaataa
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Dick Fontaine | 1984
"An untouched time capsule of an exciting time in the genre and in the city."
—Complex Magazine

Filmmaker Dick Fontaine’s hugely entertaining documentary was one of the first examinations of hip-hop culture, just as it entered its golden age. Full of wit and edited with style, Beat This features out-there sci-fi imagery and reams of terrific archival material, including live performances by Afrika Bambaataa and Kool Herc and incredible footage from Herc’s original dance parties.

Tickets 
Standby Line 
 

Tickets are no longer available for online purchase, but a limited number of tickets will be made available to the standby line before the screening. Follow BAMcinématek on Facebook and  Twitter for updates.

Talks 
Q&A  
 

with Afrika Bambaataa

This screening will feature a Q&A with DJ Afrika Bambaataa moderated by cultural critic Greg Tate.