The Black Power Mixtape has a UK release date of 21st October, not 9th September as I previously thought.
Anyway, there’s a new clip on IMDB which I couldn’t work out how to embed so here’s a screengrab and the link instead.
Lookout for the awesome little rhyme at the end… fo sho’.
Angela Davis was my Mum’s hero back in the day. She had the foot-high ‘fro to match.
And I quote: “Using 16 mm footage that was shot by Swedish filmmakers following some of the key members of the Black Power movement during the ’60s and ’70s, this documentary brings that tumultuous period for American race relations to vivid life and incorporates new interviews with leading African-American activists and artists.
Why It’s Worth Seeking Out: Because it’s a subject that’s always timely and some of the footage these filmmakers shot is truly extraordinary.”
September 9th. Be there.
Look and listen to this.
People’s Potential Unlimited (the guys who brought you Rare 80s Funk Boogie Go-Go Compilation) have released their Video Party DVD. 80 minutes of found footage from 80s and early 90s dance parties (a lot of which seemed to have been broadcast on public access cable), shoulder pads, jerry curls, special effects that were out of date by the time they’d rendered, and some of the best/worst dance moves you’ll see without giving me 12 jaeger bombs – no Soul Glo though.
Turntable Lab are selling it, seriously doubt anyone else is.
If you like sneaks, you gotta watch this.
If you like Beats, you gotta watch this.
If you like people who wear their trousers backwards, you gotta watch this.
If you like west-coast pop-lock, you gotta watch this!
Even sine watching Requiem for a Dream I’ve been hooked on Darren Aronofsky films, in fact I’d quite confidently say he is my favourite director. After Pi, Requiem, The Fountain and The Wrestler now comes Black Swan.