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YOUNG REBELS featuring hip hop cubano, opens August 3!

revolution in rhyme
A film by Ann Boden & Ryan Fleck

One Week Exclusive Engagement!
Wednesday, August 3 Tuesday, August 9
Two Boots Pioneer Theater

A film by Ann Boden & Ryan Fleck
(US, 2005, 70 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
When hip-hop takes to Havana, Cuban artists spirited beats and rhymes are
just as much a product of the troubled economy as of their insatiable
revolutionary spirit. The film intimately engages five hip-hop groups and
two producers as they negotiate the Havana summer. With Havanas 9th Annual
National Hip-Hop Festival approaching, invited performers prepare, battling
economic hardship, unsympathetic mothers, and the threat of government
censorship. Everyone must decide where they stand, from established groups
seeking institutional support to fledgling cooperatives establishing
alternative circuits, with allegiances ranging from commercial to feminist
vegan. With unheard of access to some of Cubas best musicians, this
documentary witnesses the future of Cuban hip-hop in the making. Official
selection New Directors/New Films 2005. A gowanus projection
(www.gowanus.net) release.

"Fascinating" - indieWIRE

"As young Cuban musicians with few hopes of commercial success embrace rap
music, they look at American hip-hop with a mixture of pride (in the purity
of their own political and social messages) and envy (at the wealth and fame
achieved by American rappers). This informative doc introduces us to a
number of these earnest young pop messengers, who barely have the resources
to make a CD... but have the wherewithal to organize a rap festival. - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

One Week Exclusive Engagement!
Wednesday, August 3 - Friday August 5 at 9pm
Saturday August 6 at 8pm
Sunday, August 7 - Tuesday, August 9 at 9pm

Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A)
(212) 591-0434 / www.twoboots.com/pioneer
Buy your tickets online! http://pioneertheater.tix.com

For more information visit:
611 Boradway, Suite 836
New York,  NY 10012

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