Friday 30th May, 6.30pm. Free film screening in Glasgow: Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

May 29, 2008

 

Tomorrow – Friday 30th May at 6.30pm – in the Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow, White Ribbon Glasgow and the Glasgow Feminist Network are hosting a free screening of the film ‘Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes’ by Byron Hurt. This excellent documentary explores masculinity, violence, homophobia and sexism in hip-hop music and culture. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with local hip-hop heads and feminist organisations.

For more info and to RSVP see http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=28276993256

More info on Byron Hurt and the film from his web site http://www.bhurt.com/

Hope to see some of you there!

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Screen Debate at Glasgow Film Theatre, 26th September 2007

September 12, 2007

The Women’s Support Project, in conjunction with Glasgow Film Theatre, presents this popular annual event to mark September as ‘Month of Action’ to raise awareness about child sexual abuse.

This year’s event will screen the film ‘Mysterious Skin’.
‘…”The summer I was eight years old, five hours disappeared from my life. Five hours, lost, gone without a trace…”

These are the words of Brian Lackey (Brady Corbet), a troubled 18 year old, growing up in the stiffingly small town of Hutchinson, Kansas. Plagued by nightmares, Brian believes that he may have been the victim of an alien abduction. Local Neil McCormick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) however, is the ultimate beautiful outsider. Neil is wise beyond his years and curious about his developing sexuality, having found what he perceived to be love from his Little League baseball coach at a very early age. Now, ten years later, Neil is a teenage hustler, nonchalant about the dangerous path his life is taking. Neil’s pursuit of love leads him to New York City, while Brian’s voyage of self discovery leads him to Neil – who helps him to unlock the dark secrets of their past. Based on the acclaimed novel by Scott Heim, ‘Mysterious Skin’ explores the hearts and minds of two very different boys who come to find the key to their future happiness lies in the exorcism of their collective demons.’

PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM IS CERTIFICATE 18.
Following the screening there will be an audience/panel discussion.

Glasgow Film Theatre, Cinema 2
Wednesday, 26th September 2007, 5.45pm – 8.30pm
Sign Language Interpreter. Wheelchair Accessible

Tickets available from Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, 0141 332 8128. Tickets, £4 / £3
Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment!