ROCK, RAP & ROLLER DERBY
WHEN: Tuesday, December 6, 2011; 6:30, doors open; 7pm screening,
The December 2011, Cinema Speakeasy showcases new work by Philadelphia filmmakers, Mike Dennis, Brian B Kyle Atkins and David Block who examine three different worlds – volatile, risky stand up comedy, gritty rap and reinvented roller derby.
This film is a glimpse into the world of 20 year old stand-up comedian Jordan Rock. Following in the footsteps of his older brothers Chris and Tony (and Cousin Sherrod) is the ultimate challenge. Can he find his voice and make a name for himself on the New York comedy scene?
color | 2011 | 25 minutes
GHETTO DREAMS by B.Kyle & a special new film
This film is a behind the scenes look at the making of a song by rappers Common and Nas.
color| 2010 | 12 minutes
THIS TIME IT’S REAL: THE REBIRTH OF PROFESSIONAL ROLLER DERBY by David Block
In Word Association, roller derby can trigger many responses: Pro
wrestling on wheels, sexy women, tattoos. However, the sport was never
meant to go down that path. Block’s film documents how members of Old
School Derby Association Pro are determined to bring back professional
roller derby minus the theatrics, which arguably marred the game. Their
passion, dedication and great feats of athleticism make David Block’s
film breath taking.
color | 2011 | 12 minutes