Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer UK Premier

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer

Sonic Cinema presents the UK Premiere of: Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer + Q&A with Charlie Ahearn

A documentary on Jamel Shabazz, who captured the budding, 80s hip-hop scene in New York in his photography.

Sonic Cinema is excited to present the UK premiere of this documentary from celebrated hip-hop historian and director, Charlie Ahearn. As a teenage photographer in early 80s Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent hip-hop movement.

Ahearn takes us on a modern day and very personal journey with Shabazz as he revisits old neighbourhoods and talks to friends and colleagues about life in New York, hip-hop culture and its 30 year history.

Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer + Q&A
Wednesday 18 June 2014, 6:10 PM
USA 2013
Directed by Charlie Ahearn
121 min

Tickets £16, concessions £12
(Members pay £1.50 less)

Tickets can be booked online (except for free events) or by telephoning the BFI Southbank Box Office on 020 7928 3232.

Part of James Lavelle’s Meltdown
A selection of cinema curated by DJ, label boss, artist and producer James Lavelle.