Presented by Groovescooter, Eastside 89.7 FM, Funkdafied + Play Bar. BEAT STREET 30 YEARS ON, Film, Breakdance Comp + DJ Frenzie, Prizes, Vinyl + DVD Giveaways.
Set in New York, and featuring everyone from GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL, KOOL HERC and AFRIKA BAMBAATAA through to the ROCK STEADY CREW, this seminal hip hop drama stars a young RAE DAWN CHONG, GUY DAVIS + SAUNDRA SANTIAGO and was produced by HARRY BELAFONTE. ARTHUR BAKER headed up the music department (who could forget his BREAKERS REVENGE from the soundtrack?) so it’s little wonder the film’s music and moves made an indelible mark on budding hip hoppers the world over, not least here in Australia where it found an enthusastic cinema audience. Released in 1984 BEAT STREET inspired many local DJs, breakers, MCs and graft artists.
2014 has been a bumper year for Groovescooter film events with a string of sell-out cinema screenings. Besides anniversary screenings though (we’ve done a few this year), Groovescooter regularly premieres BRAND NEW documentaries in Sydney, often giving locals the first opportunity to see fresh music-related films in Australia. We were behind the Australian premiere of the STONES THROW story OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON (months before it screened at SXSW) and also premiered NICKY SIANO’s LOVE IS THE MESSAGE well before its international release, alongside music docos like the Brothers Hypnotic about the HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE. If you’d like to hear about our regular screenings, feel free to join our newsletter: e-news:http://eepurl.com/dS9bz