The evidence of hip-hop’s international influence is undeniable when browsing the 80 films from more than 10 countries that make up this year’s Hip-Hop Odyssey International Film Festival. H2O’s cinematic representatives from Africa (HipLife: Hip-Hop in Ghana) join homegrown legends (Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang) and all-city graf artists (Inside Tats CRU). Nine panel discussions with speakers including Pharoahe Monch, Henry Chalfant, and Kamilah Forbes take place throughout the week and address issues from spirituality to making it in the media market. Festivities kick off tonight with a screening of genre classic Rock the Bells and a party hosted by old-skool B-boy Bobbito Garcia at APT.
When: Thursday 5/31–Saturday 6/16
Where: ImaginAsian Theatre
239 E59th Street
New York, NY
Price: $75.00 for an all festival pass/$10.00 per screening