Under the Influence of Ego Trip

Public Enemy and LL Cool J Live In Europe

1987, 30 min.

Hip-Hop Deities Public Enemy and LL Cool J, live in Europe, at their power's epoch. Never before screened in the U.S. 


Big Fun In The Big Town

Bram van Splunteren, 1986, 40 min. 

Interviews and rare footage of Run-DMC with Jam Master Jay, Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shanté, Russell Simmons, the late, great Mr. Magic, Marley Marl, MC Shan, Grandmaster Flash, and the one and only Schoolly-D.

Panel: Schoolly D, Bill Adler, & filmmaker Bram van Splunteren

Curated with Andreas Vingaard

Under the Influence of Ego Trip

Curated with Andreas Vingaard

Electric Boogie

Tana Ross, 1983, 30 min. 

This film intimately follows four African-American and Latino young people coming up in the early ’80s South Bronx, and their unflagging devotion to the art b-boy-ing and breaking. 


Beat This!: A Hip Hop History

Dick Fontaine, 1984, 60 min.

This tremendous, highly stylized BBC production features dynamic appearances by a veritable who’s who of original school luminaries: Kool Herc (in what are perhaps his most revealing and personal public interviews), Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, the Cold Crush Brothers, Lisa Lee, Sha-Rock, graffiti writer Brim of Tats Cru, and Officer Kevin Hickey of the NYPD’s infamous Vandal Squad. Rhymed narration provided by NYC broadcasting legend Gary Byrd.

Q&A with Electric Boogie Dir. Tana Ross and Freke Vuijst and special guest