Celebrating the landmark 1984 film, Beat Street, which following the success of the documentary Style Wars four years earlier became the first studio film to look at the evolving hip-hop culture, our Youth Screening Series will show the film at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Saturday, October 20.
Produced by Harry Belafonte and starring legendary acts like DJ Kool Herc, Bambaataa, Melle Mel, Doug E Fresh, Sha Rock and breakers the Rock Steady Crew, the film follows an aspiring DJ and his best friend, a promoter, as they try to get into show business.
A panel discussion will follow the screening and will include Belafonte, DJ Kool Herc as well as Martha Diaz (community organizer, media producer, curator, and hip hop archivist), Vee Bravo (Education Director at TFI) and will be moderated by producer Lisa Cortes (Precious).
RSVP now for this free screening/panel.
From Beat Street to These Streets: Hip Hop Then and Now
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10037
Saturday, October 20, 2012
4:00 PM - Screening
6:00 PM - Panel
7:00 PM - Concert & Reception
Learn more about the Youth Screening Series