Big Fun in the Big Town / Screening
Other Worlds Film Festival
14th October 2016, 7:00pm
UNIT is pleased to present a special one-off screening of cult hip-hop documentary Big Fun in the Big Town, as part of Other Worlds Music Film Festival.
Big Fun in the Big Town is a Dutch music documentary, filmed in New York in 1986. Directed by Bram van Splunteren and presented by Belgian TV presenter Marcel Vanthilt, the documentary travels to remote locations in Harlem, South Bronx, and the Lower East Side to meet up and coming hip hop artists who would later become legends.
Big Fun in the Big Town is about hip-hop when artistry in the game was still at its center. When skills, not hype, got you your first record deal. When Run-DMC took the reins from Doug E Fresh and Grandmaster Flash, paving the way for hundreds of other hitmakers to follow. When a chart-topping LL Cool J still lived with his Grandmother. When the Latin Quarter was the club to be at on any weekend night. And when artists from all backgrounds could taste their own pop-chart dreams, just beyond their reach but still seemingly attainable.
Big Fun in the Big Town is considered one of the most important music documentaries of all time and provides a unique time capsule of hip hop’s trajectory.
Join us on Friday 14th October at Bootleg Social, doors open at 7:00pm and the screening will begin at 7:30pm prompt. Big Fun in the Big Town runs for 50 minutes and will be followed by a screening of Lee Perry’s Vision of Paradise. Other Worlds Music Film Festival runs from October 12th to October 15th across various venues in Blackpool and all events are free. Click here for the festival’s full programme.
Venue address: Bootleg Social, 30 Topping Street, Blackpool, FY1 3AQ.