Documentary Explores Racial Identity Issues
Jan. 30, 2009
UT Dallas Cinematheque helps kick off a monthlong tribute to African-American history and culture with a screening of the film Afro-Punk.
The showing, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall, will also feature an appearance by director James Spooner, who will answer questions after the film.
Afro-Punk is a 66-minute documentary exploring racial identity within the punk music scene in the U.S. and abroad.
The film focuses on the lives of four people dedicated to the punk rock lifestyle, interspersed with interviews from scores of black punk rockers from all over the United States. The interviews cover issues of loneliness, exile, interracial dating, black power, and the dual lives led by people of color in communities that are primarily white.
Afro-Punk features performances by Bad Brains, Tamar Kali, Cipher, and Ten Grand. It also contains interviews by members of Fishbone, 24-7 Spyz, Dead Kennedys, Candiria, Orange 9mm and TV on the Radio.
This event is co-sponsored by SUAAB, the School of Arts & Humanities and Radio UTD.
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