Music

SATURDAY MATINÉE: Basquiat (1996)

Our Saturday Matinée movie this week is Basquiat, starring Jeffrey Wright as Basquiat and David Bowie as Andy Warhol. I recommend you visit the Basquiat: Boom for Real exhibition at the Barbican. I went last month and it broadened my mind to his life and work. Downtown 81 wasn’t available online for this week’s Saturday Matinée …

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Music

SATURDAY MATINÉE: Panther (1995)

Panther is our Saturday Matinée feature presentation. Black Panthers are pretty popular in the cinemas right now but back in 1995, a movie about the BPP was released. Directed by Mario Van Peebles and based on his father’s novel and screenplay, the film chronicles the Black Panther Party. The film is notable for its strong …

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Hip Hop

SATURDAY MATINÉE: Funkee Phlavaz

Funkee Phlavaz, a Californian rap show from 1993 starring Adam Weissman (Stüssy) and The Alchemist, is our Saturday Matinée feature presentation. The days of Yo! MTV Raps are over but you can still reminisce about the good old days of rap TV. Back in 1993, Stüssy’s creative director, Adam Weissman, produced “Funkee Phlavaz”, a local …