BREAKIN' 'N ENTERIN'
Dir: Topper Carew. 85mins. 1983.
A rarely screened documentary about the West Coast Hip Hop scene that inspired the infamous Cannon films, BREAKIN' and BREAKIN' 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, CineCult303 is proud to present BREAKIN' 'N ENTERIN'.
One of the many films confined to a VHS only release, this is an important document of an era, featuring footage and interviews of a moment in time that truly never went out of style. It features Ice-T making his cinema debut as the club MC, who takes sometime to do some poppin' and lockin' of his own!
If you are passionate about music and dance history, if hip-hop is your jam, then this is a must see film. These days it is easier to find out information about the soundtrack than it is about the film itself.
From the notes on Discogs:
"In 1983 director Topper Carrew produced a documentary about the Radio Club called "Breakin' 'n' Enterin'". For this early piece of West Coast History Ice T, Egyptian Lover and The Glove recorded five songs which were released on the legendary 'Radio Crew' EP. The artist Dupont who also first appeared on the soundtrack did three songs for this documentary; filled with vocoder voices and electro beats, which were well ahead of their time, but his tracks never made it on to the original vinyl pressing. The EP is one of the rarest pieces of vinyl in Hip Hop history, only pressed 25 times for the cast of the documentary."
So lock down Tuesday December 12th, put your game face on, and get ready to break a sweat at 303 in Northcote for CineCult303.
Film kicks off at 7:30pm, with a gold coin donation for entry. Arrive early for good couches, fine beverages and film discussion.
CineCult303 is a not-for-profit film night dedicated to keeping the weird alive. Gold coin donation for entry. All proceeds will be donated to local arts organisations to keep the weird growing.