Dummy Clap Film Festival Schedule

Dummy Clap Film Festival Schedule

Dummy Clap Film Festival Schedule


Our inaugural Dummy Clap Film Festival has been packed with 2 days of screenings and panels which include not only Hip-Hop legends and tastemakers but also screenings of indie filmmakers who have been inspired by Hip-Hop.


The Dummy Clap Film Festival will kick-off on Tuesday with a double screening including the classic Hip-Hop flick Wild Style and Big Fun In The Big Town which has been getting rave reviews from everyone from the NYTimes to HipHopDXQA panels to follow screenings of these features with legendary Def Jam publicist Bill Adler, Cold Chillin’ Record’sTyrone“Fly Ty” Williams, Ego Trip’sJefferson “Chairman” Mao, Wild Style director Charlie Ahearn and more.


WHAT: Dummy Clap Film Festival Double Feature
Tuesday, July 10
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Grand Army Plaza BK
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As we continue to celebrate Hip-Hop as a multimedia art form on Friday, the Dummy Clap Film Festival will celebrate filmmakers who not only document Hip-Hop culture but also embody Hip-Hop revolutionary spirit.

 WHAT: Dummy Clap Film Festival Indie Screenings
Friday, July 13th

 WHERE: reRun Gastropub Theater 147 Front St, BK
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Below is a full schedule of each day’s screenings.


Tuesday July 10th Screening Schedule

6:45pm- Big Fun In The Big Town
It’s often been said that Big Fun In The Big Town could have been the unofficial sequel to Wild Style. This Hip-Hop documentary by Dutch filmmaker Bram Van Splunteren explores the Hip-Hop industry for one week in 1986. Originally produced for Dutch television, the film had previously been unavailable on DVD in the United States until just recently (May 2012).

This film explores Hip-Hop when skills, and not hype, were rewarded with deals from record labels. The film features Def Jam legends Russell Simmons, LL Cool J & Run DMC, along with Doug E. Fresh, Mr. Magic, Schoolly D, Roxanne Shanté, Marly Marl and many more pioneers. 

Q&A following the screening of Big Fun In The Big Town with legendary Def Jam publicist Bill Adler, Cold Chillin Records Ty “Fly Ty” Williams, Ego Trip’s Jefferson “Chairman” Mao and several other special guests

8:15pm- Wild Style 
Celebrating almost 30 years since it’s first release, Charlie Ahearn’s film about b-boys, graffiti and MCing is often referred to as “Hip-Hop’s First Motion Picture.”

This landmark film features seminal figures of the era engaging in the various elements of Hip-Hop culture, including Fab Five Freddy, The Cold Crush Brothers, Rock Steady Crew, Lady Pink, Lee Quinones, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Caz and many more!

Following our presentation of Wild Style will be a Q&A featuring director Charlie Ahearn and more special guests!


Friday July 13th Screening Schedule  

11:30 AM – 12 PM  Doors Open

Come early, have lunch!

12 PM – 2 PM      Independent Shorts and Mobb Deep Documenatary BHF banner

Red Bull Media House Presents: The Infamous Mobb Deep
Directed by Rob Gilbert
Red Bull and Rooster embedded themselves with The Infamous Mobb Deep for the better part of a month – uncovering the inspiration, the controversy and the full story of the iconic Queensbridge duo’s seminal album The Infamous and its current place in Hip Hop greatness.

The Infamous Mobb Deep Q&A with Prodigy, Director Rob Gilbert & Producers, The Brothers Eldridge


2PM – 4 PM   Egypt Through The Glass Shop
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Egypt Through The Glass Shop
Directed by Anyextee

Attendees of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival will have the chance to experience the next project by DJ Next, the visionary CEO behind pioneering Hip Hop label Amalgam Digital who branches into filmmaking under the moniker Anyextee. A special screening of a short, rough cut of the film–though only a work in progress–will give audience members a window into how it’s fascinating story unfolded. Next travels to Cairo, Egypt and delivers a powerful first-hand account of the Egyptian Revolution–an event which provided crucial inspiration to the Occupy movement begun in New York. The film is experienced through the journey of a young entrepreneur and talented glass blower who set up a shop and, using new techniques, provide an update to the original method of glass blowing. Before long, they find themselves trapped in the country during the civil unrest that sparked the Arab Spring. After his business partner is hit in the head with a rock, the glass blower’s shop falls into disarray and he finds himself displaced from the enterprise. A year later, he returns with Next to reclaim his life’s work. A compelling story of challenge, change, and triumph, “Egypt Through the Glass Shop” not only tells the story of the revolution of a country in turmoil, but also of the revolution of an entire cultural art form.

Live Q&A with the film’s director, Anyextee


4 PM – 6 PM   Nelson George Film Block featuring Brooklyn Boheme

To Be A Black Man
To Be a Black Man, narrated by the great Samuel L. Jackson, was inspired by a Village Voice column written by Nelson George. It is a poetic monologue that speaks to all the indignities black men suffer at the hands of women and other races.
Music by Sade’s Stuart Matthewman.

A Barber’s Tale
A Barber’s Tale looks at the inner life of a Manhattan barber, which is surprisingly dark and comic. Shot at the legendary Astor Place Barbershop and starring Reg E. Cathey (The Wire, Oz), this short will forever change the way you see getting a haircut.

Brooklyn Boheme  

An intimate portrait of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene from the mid 1980s through the 90s as told by writer, historian and Brooklyn resident Nelson George.
Directors:Nelson George, Diane Paragas
Writer:Nelson George
Stars:Spike Lee , Branford Marsalis and Rosie Perez

 Live Q&A with Nelson George.