JOIN THE BRONX INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER TO WIN FREE PASSES TO SCREENINGS ON JULY 8 AND 9
(Bronx, NY) The Bronx Stage & Film Company continues the 9th Bronx International Film Festival (BXFF) on July 8 and 9 at Lovinger Theatre/Lehman Stages (CUNY campus of Lehman College) with narrative and documentary films including three films with New York roots: "You Have the Right to an Attorney" about the Bronx Defenders, "Beatboxing - The Fifth Element of Hip Hop" and "Below New York." Join the Bronx International Film Festival on facebook.com/bronxfilm or twitter.com/bronxfilm to win free passes to screenings. Visit http://bronxfilmfestival.com for developing festival information. The reservation line is 718.907.0079.
'You Have the Right to An Attorney is a documentary set in the offices of the Bronx Defenders, a non-profit organization in the South Bronx comprised of public defense attorneys, social workers and community organizers. The film gives a glimpse into the passion that motivates the defense lawyers and the seemingly never-ending caseloads they shoulder in their day-to-day work.
It was in the late 70s that a youth culture evolved in the poorer parts of New York which combined several disciplines under the name of Hip Hop. Apart from the four classic elements of Graffiti writing, DJing, Breakdancing, and Rapping, the musical side of this culture was enhanced by a fifth element called "Beatboxing". "Beatboxing: The Fifth Element of Hip Hop" aims at providing a full picture of this incredible art form starting with its genesis within Hip Hop Culture and continuing with its further developments and its use in various musical fields in several countries throughout the world.
"Below New York" is a unique and stylized look at some of New York City's finest subway performers, musicians and artists. Through a series of polished vignettes, the film draws the audience into the amazing lives these local performers lead, and how their quest for a venue and sustenance adds a truly wonderful aesthetic to one of the greatest cities in the world.
More films to be screened on July 8 and 9 include "Una Calle Sin Salida" (USA), "Rumbleseat" (Canada), "Achante" (Canada), "A Wake" (Canada) and "Between Floor" (USA).
General admission tickets are $5 per night. Lovinger Theatre/Lehman Stages is conveniently located on the CUNY campus of Lehman College at 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY 10468 near the #4 and D lines and just minutes away from Westchester and the GW Bridge.
The Bronx International Film Festival is made possible with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the support of Lehman Stages and Bronx Council on the Arts.