7/19: Hip-hop doc blowout @ littlefieldPosted: July 14, 2009
Description: Free screenings of recent lauded hip-hop documentaries: Beastie Boys in AWESOME; I FUCKIN’ SHOT THAT!
and Wu-Tang Clan in ROCK THE BELLS
Details: A free double-bill at a brand new Brooklyn performance and art space, Littlefield, in Gowanus. 622 Degraw St. btw 3rd/4th Ave. Doors at 5. Awesome @ 6; Bells @ 8:30. DJ empanadamn spinning cuts from both groups betweeen/after the films. No cover. Happy hour prices all night. Food and flavored popcorn from the kitchen.
**UPDATE** Jaime Lowe, author of “Digging For Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB” will be on hand to discuss the man behind the persona, and the events behind the film, following Rock The Bells
On October 9, 2004, the Beastie Boys played a sold-out homecoming show at Madison Square Garden, and in celebration, the Beasties’ Adam Yauch distributed 50 Hi-8 and digital video cameras among fans. Awesome; I F*ckin Shot That! is the result; a raucous fan-made concert doc, set to cleanly recorded thumping sound, it’s equal parts exhilarating concert film, stylistic experiment, and commentary on the Youtube generation. Awesome is directed by Yauch, under his nom de film Nathaniel Hornblower.
Rock The Bells is an unblinking, sometimes terrifyingly up-close look at what it took to reunite the famed Wu-Tang Clan for the Rock The Bells hip-hop festival in the summer of 2004. The NY-based supergroup, infamous for its no-shows on tour, was brought together despite near-constant chaos and mismanagement. The RZA, the GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, and Method Man all show up… eventually… in what turns out to be a surprisingly lucid peek at concert promotions and tour meltdowns. Also featuring M.C. Supernatural and Dilated Peoples, Rock The Bells is directed by Casey Suchan and Denis Hennelly.