MADE YOU LOOK: FOUR DECADES OF HIP-HOP’S IMPACT IN CINEMA”
Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7:00 p.m. – SVA Theater, 333 W. 23rd Street in New York City
Co-presented by the Hip-Hop Education Center and Okayplayer
“Made You Look” traces the 35- year rise of hip-hop culture in film and hip hop’s media presence from its independent roots to the global force it is today. “Made You Look” is guest curated by hip-hop scholar and archivist Martha Diaz, who has selected one movie to represent each decade, showing the evolution of hip-hop’s image and narrative from that period. Diaz will contextualize each film with a 10-minute introduction and moderate a post-screening discussion with special guest speakers.
Films in the series include:
Tuesday, June 6 – 1980s – “Wild Style” directed by Charlie Ahearn. Post-screening Q&A with Ahearn, Lee Quiñones, and Lady Pink.
Tuesday, June 13 – 1990s – “Menace II Society” directed by The Hughes Brothers.
Tuesday, June 20 – 2000s – “8 Mile” directed by Curtis Hanson.
Tuesday, June 27 – 2010s – “Nas: Time Is Illmatic” directed by One9. Post-screening Q&A with One9, Erik Parker, and Roxanne Shante.