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Word Is Bond (U.S. Theatrical Premiere)

  • Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
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Sacha Jenkins, 2017, 87 min
Word Is Bond examines the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip-hop music. What was born on the streets of the South Bronx has now taken root globally, and the young poets of New York have helped to spawn a global movement. Through dynamic archival footage, in-depth interviews and verite excursions with artists like Nas, Tech9, J Cole, Rapsody, Anderson. Paak, Run the Jewels, Vince Staples, Big Daddy Kane, Jadakiss, Styles P (and many more) Word explores the many dimensions that hip hop poetics occupy.

Q&A with Word is Bond’s editor Mariah Rehmet, and composer and music supervisor Dwayne “iLL Wayno” Shippy, to follow Friday, February 9th.

Q&A with editor Mariah Rehmet to follow Saturday, February 10th.

Q&A with $ha Hef, ASAP P & Mass Appeal executive editor Rob Kenner Sunday, February 11th. 

Q&A with director Sacha Jenkins, and journalist Angela Bronner ( to follow Monday, February 12th.

Q&A with director Sacha Jenkins, the film’s animator Hector Arias, and Chuck Creekmur, the founder of followed by a reception on Tuesday, February 13th.

Co-presented by Mass Appeal