On Wednesday February 13th at 7:30pm, Re-Run Theater presents Rap City! This event is part of the Portland Black Film Festival.
In the early 1980's, hip hop was widely considered to be a quickly passing fad. By the mid-80's, rap music had taken the world by storm, and proved itself to be a reckoning force. We are celebrating this Golden Age of Hip Hop by compiling the era’s freshest moments: clips from the underground TV show Graffiti Rock, rare footage of The Rock Steady Crew (one of the first official breakdance crews), clips from all the biggest rap movies, ads that cashed in on the phenomena and music videos you could only find on late night tv. So bring your best beats, rhymes and moves, this is sure to be the freshest trip in town.
The Portland Black Film Festival is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.