Perhaps, you’ve seen those nostalgic photos of a bygone NYC era of friends, crews or couples in Kangol hats, Adidas or shearlings. Yes? No? If so, then chances are you’ve seen some work of Jamel Shabazz.
Friday, January 16th will be your chance to see more. The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be screening the film Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer.
About the film:
“In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Ahearn, the director of the seminal graffiti movie Wild Style, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition.” (bronxmuseum.org)
The film features interviews with Mr. Shabazz, Fab 5 Freddy, KRS-One and more and originally premiered at BAMcinemaFest 2011. There will be a Q&A with director Charlie Ahearn after the film.
Come see me in the lobby! Firelina tees, sweatshirts and hats will be available for purchase.
FREE Admission and Bar (donations suggested).
Screening location & time:
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
2nd Floor North Wing
Take the B or D to 167th St or the 4 to Yankee Stadium.