Featuring Notorius B.I.G. Bigger Than Life, Blackout, Beat Kings & WU: The Story of Wu Tang Clan
São Paulo, Brazil (August 2, 2007) - Once again bringing a stellar international lineup of films to Brazil’s Hip Hop capital, the weeklong Mostra de Filmes Hip Hop de São Paulo (São Paulo Hip Hop Film Exhibition) presented by 11th Parallel Worldwide returns to the CINESESC Theatre in São Paulo in it’s second annual installment on Friday, August 3, 2007. Kicking off the Mostra will be the opening night party at the landmark São Paulo venue SESC Pompeia on Thursday, August 2, 2007 with Hip Hop luminary and special guest DJ Pete Rock, who appears in Ray Stewart’s Beat Kings.
Commenting on the anticipation of the Mostra and the opening night party, Suemyra Shah, principal of media & performing arts for 11th Parallel Worldwide, noted, “We’re grateful to be presenting another Hip Hop heavyweight’s first ever full-length show in Brazil as we did during the last Mostra with Madlib. The Brazilian audience is eagerly awaiting DJ Pete Rock’s set and is equally excited to see him in Beat Kings.” Madlib’s performance at the first annual Mostra’s opening night show drew a packed house of 800+ people and press from outlets such as MTV Brasil, Globo, and Trip Magazine.
This year’s Mostra program promises to captivate Brazilian audiences presenting 2007 titles such as Peter Spirer’s Notorious B.I.G Bigger Than Life, Gerald Barclay’s WU: The Story of Wu Tang Clan, and Jerry Lamothe’s Blackout starring Melvin Van Peebles, Jeffrey Wright, and Zoe Saldana. Tania Cuevas, head of Mostra programming and principal of film and interactive media for 11th Parallel Worldwide, said, “The Mostra exhibits a handful of the most contemporary Hip Hop films which present subject matter relevant to both Brazilian and American youth.”The lineup of films continues to set a precedent of quality, premiering a variety of films appealing to the international Hip Hop community. Attendees of the 2nd Annual Mostra will have the chance to watch not only American Hip Hop films, but also Brazilian titles such as KL Jay’s (of Racionais MC’s) Rotação 33
- Fita Mixada (Mixtape 33) and Cássio Bossert’s Farpas, Regos, Nuvens, Orações. Supporting sponsors of the 2007 Mostra include New Era, Beautiful Decay, Wheatbread, Luxirie and Stonesthrow Records.