Premiere of Lyrical Empire: Hip Hop in Metro Manila
Laemmle Sunset 5 – West Hollywood, CA
As part of the upcoming Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, please join Mark Villegas and his documentary film on hip hop culture in the Philippines. Take a glimpse into the lives of hip hop artists from Metro Manila, in a country where hip hop culture is under constant scrutiny from a skeptical public. What will it take for these artists to prove their skills? Will hip hop become big in the Philippines, or will it be forever discarded as “jologs,” underclass, and uncultured? These hardworking hip hop heads show you the passion and style they bring to the game where lyrical boundaries blur and innovation is prized.
Dir. Mark Villegas, 20 min., color, documentary
$12 – General
$10 – Students, Seniors, & Members of VC/DGA/JACCC w/ I.D.
The film screens at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 2.
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, 90046