Under The Influence Of ego trip Pt. 2

Thursday, March 31st 7:30 PM

“Under The Influence Of ego trip Pt. 2”

Curated by Andreas Vingaard and ego trip


Rap City

Dir. Glenn Holsten and Lisa Marie Russo (1988) 27 min.

Rap City (1988), directed by Glenn Holsten and Lisa Marie Russo, spotlights Philadelphia and features rare and candid footage of Illadelph legends DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince and Schoolly-D, as well as then-rising female emcee Yvette Money.


Writing on the Wall

Dir. Sandra King (1986) 28 min.

Writing On the Wall (1986), directed by Sandra King, tells the poignant story of a young Newark, NJ graffiti artist, MIKAH, struggling to make a name for himself. But the film also wins big points for historical significance by presenting a snapshot of legendary New York City cult figure, KEO – graf writer, artist and designer, and emcee – while still a teenaged member of MIKAH’s crew.


Scheduled to appear

Filmmakers Glenn Holsten and Sandra King, KEO X-MEN, Micah Kelly aka MIKAH, the subject of the film,  and other guest TBA

Under the Influence of ego trip Pt. 2

Thursday, February 24th, 7:30pm

“Under the Influence of ego trip Pt. 2”

Curated by Ego Trip and Andreas Vingaard


Founding Fathers

Ron Lawrence and Hassan Pore, 2009, 75min.

Founding Fathers is a chronicle of 70s park jam era emcees/dj/promoters in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan and their roles in the development of hip-hop and NYC sound system culture. This film delivers history of the core roots of this popular music as it plays out on the streets, parks and nightclubs in the late 60’s/early 70’s. Directors Ron Lawrence and Hassan Pore take an amazing journey through the boroughs rediscovering DJ’s with massive sound systems.


Q&A with Director Hassan Pore, Disco Twins, DJ Lance, Fab 5 Freddy & DJ Divine of Infinity Machine


Reception Sponsored By Sugar Hill Ale to follow screening and discussion!

White Dog

Friday, January 21st

Ego Trip Presents:

White Dog

Dir. Samuel Fuller, 1982, 90 min.

Samuel Fuller’s White Dog, part exploitation flick, part uncompromising anti-racist parable, is the story of a young actress (Julie), played by “Teen Beat” generation star Kristy McNichol, who adopts a true “white dog.” In White Dog, this actual white-furred dog has been trained to attack and kill black people, forcing Julie to choose between putting the dog down or trying to “cure” the animal of its savage racism -- if that is even possible. The screenplay is loosely based on the non-fiction novel “White Dog” by Romain Gary, which is in turn based on real life experiences that Romain and his wife, the late actress Jean Seberg (Godard’s Breathless), endured when they unwittingly adopted a “white dog” in Alabama in the late 60s.  As film critic Armond White pointed out in his essay for Criterion, White Dog  was shelved almost 10 years before its U.S theatrical release because “No movie is ahead of its time, just ahead of cultural gatekeepers.”


Panel Discussion with Hip Hop collective Ego Trip to follow Friday’s screening

Sugar Hill Ale Reception to Follow