Mount Vernon — The Mount Vernon Film Festival will be hosting a VIP screening of RapaCon Featuring DJ-Con The Documentary, Saturday, February 3rd. It will be held at Mount Vernon Public Library, located at 20 South 2nd Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York, 10550..
The documentary will showcase the evolution of Hip-Hop– an urban culture phenomenon composed of rap music, turntables, freestyle rap, and artwork which is now a multi-billion dollar industry– and the impact it has made on the global community. The viewing will take place during Black History Month and will expose viewers to the resourcefulness of African-American youth, particularly those in the 1970’s and 1980’s who birthed rap music while in the Bronx, the New York City Borough adjacent to Mount Vernon.
The free event will consist of two screenings: the first at 12:00 p.m. and the second at 3:00 p.m. Both showings will begin with a V.I.P Red Carpet Event sponsored by Runway Prestige and will be hosted by Shefik and Eloisa Diaz-Sanz of Shefik presents Invocation. Each screening will conclude with a Q & A session with cast members and film producers. The panel will be moderated by RapaCon founder Curtis Sherrod, Councilman Andre Wallace, Black Westchester Magazine’s A.J. Woodson and Damon K. Jones. Music will by provided by DJ Mike Deleo and light refreshments will be served.
“We anticipate a family friendly mix of community, politicians, entertainment insiders and Hip-Hop aficionados” Osiris Imhotep, Executive Director Of The Mount Vernon Film Festival.
Also the production will be earmarking 30 seats to Mount Vernon’s youth and students who have an interest in culture, music and film making. Event producer Councilman Andre Wallace thought it was important to highlight an event that focused on positive Hip-Hop as well as illustrating Mount Vernon as being a cornerstone of the genre. When one of the film’s producers Yasmin Hurston was asked her favorite scene she mentioned “Seeing Mount Vernon’s own, Mark E. Collins, The Collins Brothers and Tony Crush of The Cold Crush Brothers battle with those amazing sound systems”
The event will provide an opportunity for community youth to learn about the positive contributions of Hip-Hop & Rap in the multi billion-dollar music industry. It will also spotlight talented youth residing in surrounding communities who crave creative arts implementation in local schools.
All are invited to learn about Hip-Hop and its impact on the community as we celebrate Black History Month!
This film was produced by Onpoint Crews Say Yas Productions, LLC and Curtis Sherrod’s H2C2. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding press passes and more information.
*RUN OF SHOW
11: 30 am – Musical Interlude by DJ Mike Doelo and the 1st Red Carpet Run begins.
12 Noon – First screening of Film Starts.
1:30 pm – Q & A Begins.
2:15 pm – Reception and second Red Carpet Run begins.
3 pm – Second screening of Film Starts.
4:30 pm – Q & A Begins.
5:15 pm – Champagne Toast.
5:30 pm – Event
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