2007, Sun, Oct 21

The Federation of Black Cowboys & Afro Punk: The 'Rock 'n Roll Nigger' Experience

Blitz Cinema

In the black civil rights movement and gays' political battle, the artistic means of comedy and stylised overdrawing were developed into hard-hitting weapons. The Blitz Cinema section of the programme presents outstanding film works by contemporary witnesses and protagonists of the scene that deal with the cultural identity of African-Americans, subcultural movements like rap and Afro-punk, biographies of transsexuals in pop culture, and the "golden age" of gay New York before the advent of AIDS.

The Federation of Black Cowboys, D: Eric Martz, USA 2003, 57 min, OV

EnglishAfro Punk: The 'Rock 'n Roll Nigger' Experience, D: James Spooner, USA 2003, 66 min, OV

A documentary double feature. The "Federation of Black Cowboys" confers on neglected youths in Brooklyn the legacy and the tradition of the black cowboys. "Afro Punk" tells the story of the small number of black punks in a predominantly white subculture.