Youth Screening Series Kicks Off with ‘Beyond Beats and Rhymes’

The Education Department at TFI is thrilled to announce the start of our 2012-2013 Tribeca Youth Screening Series®, entitled Hip-Hop: Remixing Culture Through Artistic Defiance. On October 1st, we’ll officially kick off the season with a screening of Byron Hurt's Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, followed by a discussion and cocktails. The film confronts sexism, homophobia, and violence in today’s hip-hop culture.

Panelists include Martha Diaz, hip hop archivist at NYU; Toni Blackman, the first hip-hop artist to work as a Cultural Ambassador with the US Department of State; Fabian Saucedo, educator, recording artist, and activist; and Antonio Cuin, warden at the NYC Department of Corrections and former graffiti writer.

Please join us! To RSVP, go to, e-mail, or call 212.274.8080 x31.

See the complete 2012-2013 Youth Screening Series schedule.

[Photo: Hip-Hop: Beyong Beats and Rhymes director Byron Hurt]