Big Fun in the Big House + Hip Hop shorts & Tomboy After Party, Civic House, Glasgow Short Film Festival

17 March, 2018

Civic House, Glasgow Canal area. 26 Civic Street, G4 9RH

In 1986 Dutch broadcasting organisation VPRO sent director Bram van Splunteren and journalist Marcel Vanthilt off to New York to document the budding hip hop scene, which was then on the brink of ascending to its golden age peak. Cue an exclusive look inside LL Cool J’s grandma’s house, while other pioneers such as Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC and The Last Poets lead Vanthilt through their natural NYC surroundings.

Twenty-five years after being broadcast and gaining cult status, Big Fun In The Big Town was finally released on DVD and subsequently made it into The Guardian’s top 10 music documentaries list. We’re showing this gem alongside a selection of hip hop-related shorts – we’ve got 2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke reinterpreting Chris Marker’s La Jetée, the stunning Black America Again starring Common, and more.

Topping it all off are the ladies from Tomboy, a Glasgow-based all female rap/grime/trap night that supports women in the music industries, with a not-to-be-missed after-party including female grime MC Madders Tiff and wavy tunes till late.

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Civic House Glasgow

Unbuilt Mackintosh, The Hunterian
Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018

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