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Krush Groove (15) + Early Hip-Hop DJ Night

12 Oct 2019

Directed by

Michael Shultz

Krush Groove

Based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, Krush Groove packs the film with as many musical performances as it could manage. The film follows up and coming Krush Groove label and its manager Russell Walker as he corrals the artists on his label. When Run-D.M.C have a smash hit, Russell borrows the money to press the records from a street hustler. As Run D.M.C blow up, Run and his brother Russell compete for the heart of R&B singer Shelia E. Featuring musical performances from Run D.M.C, Shelia E, Kurtis Blow, LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, The Fat Boys and New Edition.

Join us for an early Hip Hop DJ night in the Bar before and after the screening where we will be playing everything from the birth of rap to the mid 1980s rap boom. Expect Kurtis Blow, Run DMC, Kool Moe Dee, Eric B & Rakim, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane…..and your requests!

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.