• Bodied

    Directed by Joseph Kahn
    US | 121 minutes | World Cinema Now

A white grad student determined to write his thesis about underground battle rap unexpectedly becomes a competitor himself, and the vicious wordplay pushes him towards his darker tendencies. A daring satire with a musical twist, Bodied confronts the complexities of modern race relations head-on while paying tribute to the power of language.

Schedule

January 5, 2018 7:30 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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film synopsis

In one of the most provocative and daring films of 2017, director Joseph Kahn depicts the tale of Adam, a white grad student obsessed with the world of underground battle rap where competitors go head to head in combat where wits and put downs are weapons. Enamored with the wordplay of the events, Adam is determined to write his thesis on the nuances of racially charged colloquial terms used in the most impressive insults. When a chance encounter puts him front and center as an unexpected participant in the battles he embraces it, only to discover that being mean for sport might push him towards his darker tendencies.

Attacking the material with a ferocious energy, Kahn’s direction is as kinetic as it is thoughtful. A daring satire with a musical twist, Bodied confronts the complexities of modern race relations head-on while paying tribute the power of language.

film details

Country: US
Year: 2016
Running Time: 121 minutes
Language: English
Awards: Midnight Audience Winner, Toronto International Film Festival; Audience Award- American Independents, AFI Fest
Director: Joseph Kahn
Producers: Eminem, Paul Rosenberg, Adi Shankar, Jil Hardin
Principal Cast: Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Charlamagne Tha God, Anthony Michael Hall, Rory Uphold, Dumbfoundead, Walter Perez, Shoniqua Shandai, Dizaster, Debra Wilson, Loaded Lux
Cinematographers: Matthew Wise
Editor: Chancler Haynes
Music: Brain and Melissa
Screenwriter: Alex Larsen

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