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The Black Lens: MEMPHIS MAJIC

DIRECTED BY: Eddie Bailey

STARRING: Tavaress Anderson, Walter Bailey, Lil Buck

 

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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:

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.






ABOUT SERIES CURATOR HARRIETTE COLE:

Harriette Cole Harriette Cole is the founder of DREAMLEAPERS, a multi-pronged educational platform designed to help people access and activate their dreams. She hosts a weekly radio show on WBAI, entitled DREAMLEAPERS® with Harriette Cole on which she interviews individuals who have successfully manifested their dreams about their journey. Cole is a life stylist, nationally syndicated advice columnist, best-selling author, media trainer and executive presence coach. Clients include BET Networks, Universal Records, Warner Music, Sony Music, ZenithOptimedia, Moxie, Digitas, Cornell University, Thurgood Marshall Academy, National Urban League, and more. She also is the author of seven books about how to live an honorable life, including Jumping the Broom: The African American Wedding Planner.

 

LANGUAGE: English

RATING: NR

RUNNING TIME: 72 minutes

 

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