Reelblack and PEC celebrate Black Music Month with a rare public screening of AVA DUVERNAY'S (Selma) award-winning 2008 documentary, THIS IS THE LIFE.
Screening will take place Friday June 12 7pm at The United Bank Building, 3750 Lancaster Avenue. Admission is $5.00 (includes refreshments).
In 1989, a collective of young artists gathered at a non-descript health food store in gang-infested South Central Los Angeles. Their mandate? To explore the musical boundaries of hip hop and reject gangster rap. THIS IS THE LIFE chronicles the rise and fall of this "family" of African-American street poets, while examining their obstacles to commercial success. They all took different paths but remain connected by the music they made, the alternative hip hop movement they developed, and their worldwide influence on the art form.