Filmmaker Byron Hurt Chats Live About Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Posted on July 27, 2011

ITVS Indies Showcase will present its first live chat on Thursday, July 28 at 11am PT / 2pm ET with filmmaker Byron Hurt, whose acclaimed documentary Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes streams free from July 28 to 30.

 

The film, which first aired on Independent Lens in 2007, takes an in-depth look at masculinity in rap music and hip-hop culture — where creative genius, poetic beauty, and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence, and homophobia.

Hurt, a life-long hip-hop fan, made the film after discovering how stereotypical rap videos has become. As he puts it, “The more I learned about sexism and violence and homophobia, the more those lyrics became unacceptable to be.” Be sure to watch Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, starting Thursday, July 28, and join the chat live with filmmaker Byron Hurt at 11am PT / 2pm ET.

 

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