Wowzers! Groovement chums and UK hip hop bible Bonafide, whose logo has recently been garnishing the HOME GROWN exhibition at Manchester’s URBIS, have taken upon their shoulders to inject some goddamn culture into the UK with some film screenings. Details at their site here or copied and pasted below!! GET ON IT QUICK TIME – IT’S IN FOUR DAYS!
That’s right folks, Bonafide is putting on an evening of underground hip-hop entertainment at the 23rd Leeds International Film Festival. Inspired by a conversation with multi-media/events organiser guru Liz Ainge , earlier this year we approached the organisers to see if we could put on a night and for their sins they accepted.
After much dithering we plumped to show the excellent Upper Playground/Walrus TV documentary The Run Up that pokes a lens into face of artists such as Jose Parla, Doze Green, Futura, Cody Hudson/Struggle Inc. and Swoon and gives them an intimate platform to talk about their work and motivations. Estevan Oriol comes as one mean mutha of photographer and the film is all to better for it. This is a rare chance to see The Run Up – we’re not sure if it’s ever been shown in a cinema setting before – and it’s being shown at the Carriageworks 2 on 9th November with a showtime of 6.30pm. Oh yeah, did we mention the kick-ass soundtrack too?
Part two of the evening is arts based free-for-all at A Nation of Shopkeepers. Kicking off at 8.30pm the face off will feature uber turntablist DJ Mike-L who is a five times DMC finalist(what happened in the finals Mike?!) and has produced a mind-blowing spraycan/street-art themed mix. Mike-L is part of First Word camp. Squaring up to him in the blue corner is nimble handed illustrator The Pern part of the Best Joined Up crew. Serious props.
Two events not to be missed even if we do say so ourselves. For further details click here.em>