Big Fun In The Big Town, Hip Hop Shorts & Tomboy After-PartyFestival
17 March 20:45 - 23:45
In 1986 Dutch broadcasting organisation VPRO sent director Bram van Splunteren and Flemish journalist Marcel Vanthilt off to New York to document the budding hip hop scene, which was then on the brink of ascending to its golden age peak. Cue an exclusive look inside LL Cool J’s grandma’s house, while other pioneers such as Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC and The Last Poets lead Vanthilt through their natural NYC surroundings.
Twenty-five years after being broadcast and gaining cult status, Big Fun In The Big Town (40m) was finally released on DVD and subsequently made it into The Guardian’s top 10 music documentaries list.
We’re showing this gem alongside a selection of hip hop-related shorts:
- Black America Again (Common) | Bradford Young | 2016 | 22m
- Prima Donna (Vince Staples) | Nabil | 2016 | 10m
- #Bars4Justice | Queen Muhammad Ali, Hakeem Khaaliq | 2015 | 9m
- Gatekeeper (Jessie Reyez) | Peter Huang | 2017 | 13m
- Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke | Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva | 2011 | 13m
Topping it all off are the ladies from Tomboy, a Glasgow-based all female rap/grime/trap night that supports women in the music industries, with a not-to-be-missed after-party including female grime MC Madders Tiff and wavy tunes until late.
Tickets £9 (£7 Concessions). Party-only tickets available on the door (£5) from 23.00