Now Playing
Coming Soon Special Events Calendar Support About Us Tickets
The Avon
 
The Best of Independent Cinema
 
The Black Lens: MEMPHIS MAJIC

DIRECTED BY: Eddie Bailey

STARRING: Tavaress Anderson, Walter Bailey, Lil Buck

 

ABOUT:


Post-film Q&A with director Eddie Bailey, moderated by film series curator Harriette Cole

Please join us for a pre-film reception at 6:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE FILM:

MEMPHIS MAJIC takes a look at the DNA of Memphis through the lens of a Memphis-born street dance called Jookin. The dance style derived from Memphis hip-hop about 30 years ago. Featuring street dance superstar, Lil Buck, MEMPHIS MAJIC seamlessly connects urban dance, hip-hop, politics, and history to reveal how one of America's most important cities was built. The film, which features interviews with academics, artists, jookers, and clergy, demystifies the creative style of Jookin as a unique cultural expression while it synthesizes the city’s deep history to paint an accurate, yet arresting, portrait of Memphis.

ABOUT DIRECTOR EDDIE BAILEY:

A Memphis native, Eddie Bailey attended Howard University where he honed his acumen for storytelling through film studies. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City where worked with networks including MTV, BET, NBC and TV One. He founded his production company Savoy Media Group in 2010. In 2015, he produced and directed “The History of Hip Hop in the Bronx,” a TV segment that earned him an Emmy nomination. Baily is also a cousin of National Civil Rights Museum founder D’Army Bailey, the late civil rights activist, attorney and circuit court judge.

 

LANGUAGE: English

RATING: NR

RUNNING TIME: 72 minutes

 

UPCOMING SHOWTIMES:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 -7:00PM


TRAILER:



 


TICKETS:

Carte Blanche: FREE
Nonmembers - $13
Members - $8
Students/Seniors (Mon - Thu) - $10

 

 

 

 
Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube flickr

 

272 Bedford Street | Stamford, CT | Box Office: 203.967.3660

 

It's Relevant Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich Web Design