|DVD RELEASE AND SCREENINGS FOR|
“BAY AREA CYPHER: A FREESTYLE DOCUMENTARY”
April 2009 marks the DVD release of “BAY AREA CYPHER”, a performance documentary that blends live freestyle presentations with short interviews to document the unique creativity of Hip Hop in the San Francisco Bay Area. The project expands beyond stereotypical presentations of commercialized Rap music by capturing the spontaneous and uniquely organic energy of free styling. Through the Hip Hop elements of rhyme and dance this documentary highlights the spiritual and communal aspects of Hip Hop culture, showing how improvisational freestyle is key to manifesting a higher energic vibration.
The piece incorporates footage shot on location in the Bay Area including the Guerilla Café in Berkeley, CA, the East Side Arts Alliance in East Oakland, West
Oakland’s Lower Bottoms Black Cultural District, and The DJ Project in San Francisco, CA.
The documentary has screened at “Her Story: A Celebration of Women’s Month” at Laney College in Oakland, CA, the Annual Allied Media Conference in Detroit, MI and at The 7th Annual Oakland International Film Festival. The piece also won first place in the documentary category of the 3C Solutions California Student Video and Film Competition in 2008.
April 1, 2009 - 7:00 to 8:00 PM (Wednesday)
"Bay Area Cypher" at San Francisco Women's Film Festival
SF Women's Building, Main Auditorium
3543 18th St. #8, San Francisco, CA
April 24, 2009 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM (Friday)
DVD Release & Screening of "Bay Area Cypher"
Panel Discussion on "Life After Multi Media Studies "
Berkeley City College - Auditorium
2050 Center Street, Berkeley,
Sponsored by BCC Multi Media Dept. and BCC Film Club
Performances by special guests
May 2, 2009 - 7:00 to 8:30 PM (Saturday)
"Bay Area Cypher" DVD Release Part II
Screening and Q&A/ (Limited Seating Available)
Guerilla Cafe, 1620 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA
--- On Tue, 4/14/09, L. Myint <myint45@...> wrote:
From: L. Myint <myint45@...>
Subject: Re: [ProductionAllStars] Upcoming Shoots/PA's and Shooters Needed
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 2:14 PM
|I'd be interested in taping the "Bay Area Hip Hop" event. Where and what time is it going to be held?|
--- On Tue, 4/14/09, rachel mercy <vistaproduction@ yahoo.com> wrote:
From: rachel mercy <vistaproduction@ yahoo.com>
Subject: [ProductionAllStars ] Upcoming Shoots/PA's and Shooters Needed
To: productionallstars@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 10:35 AM
Two shoots coming up and we're looking for volunteers and one may have a little stipend:
1) This Friday, 4/17 I'm shooting an all night music event in SF. We could use some PA's to help at the event.
If you're interested, email me at vistaproduction@ yahoo.com
2) 4/24 Idris Hassan a former production student is screening her film "Bay Area Hip Hop" at BCC w/ Q&A afterwards. It would be great to have someone tape the event.
You'd get a shooting extra credit for your school work for either event and hands on experience.