Presented by Sole DXB & Cinema Akil
Films On The Court debuted at Sole DXB on the 19th November, featuring the Middle East premieres of FRESH DRESSED – presented by Bloomingdale’s Dubai and STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES, two of the most influential contemporary films on hip hop and streetwear culture. A Q&A with special guests Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia, moderated by DJ Greenpeace, followed the screenings.
Thank you to everyone who joined us and to Cinema Akil & Dan for collaborating to bring us a beautiful night of films and personalities, we're looking forward to the next one.
Directed by Sacha Jenkins
2015 | English | 90’ | France, USA | Documentary | 15+
Synopsis - Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop, Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere in-between. Supported by rich archival materials and in-depth interviews with individuals crucial to the evolution of a way of life and the outsiders who studied and admired them. Fresh Dressed goes to the core of where style was born on the black and brown side of town.
Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives
Directed by Bobbito Garcia
2015 | English | 98’ | USA | Documentary | 18+
Synopsis - During the 1990s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their radio show exceed 300 million. The late night program had a cult following in the art/fashion world and prison population as well. All would loyally tune in for the humor just as much for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever.