Friday 17th, 5.30 pm.
Sunday 19th, 8 pm.

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme

Kevin Fitzgerald, 2003, USA, 57, OVSS

Filmed over a period of seven years and based on material lent by b-boys, DJs and MCs, Fitzgerald traces the history of US hip-hop from the early 80s onwards, a work in progress which explores the world of improvised rap, spontaneous rhyme, verse contests, a world scarcely filmed hitherto. 


An experimental bit of improvised cinema, it combines the best of independent documentary with the style of hip-hop videos. Featured names include Supernatural, Mos Def, Black Thought of the Roots, Freestyle Fellowship, Lord Finesse, Cut Shemist, Craig G, Juice, DJ Kool Herc, Boots of the Coup, Medusa, Planet Asia, Sway, Crazy Legs, Jurassic-5, Wordsworth, Bobitto Garcia and The Last Poets.