Brooklyn, New York 11205

Rooftop Films & the National Black Programmers Consortium present
Beyond Beats and Rhymes:
A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture
An hour-long documentary Directed by Byron Hurt
Co-Produced and edited by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2006
Venue: On the lawn at Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
Directions: Enter at Myrtle Ave & North Portland.
Rain Date: Sunday, August 20 (check this website or call 718-417-7362 for updates)
Tickets: Free!

This screening is part of the Fort Greene Film Festival
Sponsored by City Council Member Letitia James

8:30 PM - DJ L-Mani V
9:00 PM - The Film
Running Time: 1 hour
Made in Brooklyn

Beyond Beats and Rhymes
BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in On Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture, is a riveting documentary that examines representations of gender roles in hip-hop and rap music through the lens of filmmaker Byron Hurt, a former college quarterback turned activist. Conceived as a "loving critique" from a self-proclaimed "Hip-Hop Head," Hurt tackles issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today's hip-hop culture.

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Added by RooftopFilms on August 9, 2006