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New Jersey Film Festival screening
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 07:00pm
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Saturday-January 27-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $12; $10; $9

Breathless - Anaiis Cisco (Brooklyn, New York)
Breathless is the story of Larry, a middle aged African-American man who is known as a father figure and street entrepreneur in his Brooklyn community.  One cold day, Larry’s trip to the local bodega for coffee and cigarettes leads to tragedy. 2017; 9 min. With a Q+A session with Director Anaiis Cisco!

Word Is Bond - Sacha Jenkins (New York, New York)
A super-energetic documentary film that celebrates the transformative power of hip-hop music.  What was born on the streets of the South Bronx has now taken root globally, and the young hip-hop poets of New York have helped to spawn regional dialects everywhere. Through dynamic archival footage, in-depth interviews and excursions with artists like Nas, Tech9, J Cole, Rapsody and Anderson, Paak, and many more, Word is Bond explores the many dimensions that hip hop poetics occupy in urban culture today.  2017; 88 min.

Co-Sponsored by the Rutgers University American Studies Department!