CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – South Texas Cinémathèque welcomes award-winning independent filmmaker Kenneth Price to the Art Museum of South Texas on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. to screen his latest documentary “The Hip-Hop Fellow.” The screening is free and open to the public.
The South Texas Cinémathèque film series is a collaborative partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Department of Communication and Media and the Art Museum of South Texas.
“The Hip-Hop Fellow” follows rapper and producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University as he teaches “The Standards of Hip-Hop” and conducts research for his thesis as he explores hip-hop’s history, culture, and role in academia. The film centers on the emerging significance of hip-hop studies and spotlights scholars and musicians at the center of preserving and promoting 40 years of hip-hop culture. It also features interviews from hip-hop icons such a Kendrick Lamar, whose debut album was recently nominated for a Grammy award under the “Best Rap Album” category, as well as academics such as Dr. Henry Louis Gates. A trailer for the filming can be found by clicking here.
The film series was started by Edward Tyndall, Assistant Professor of Media Production, to bring independent filmmaking to South Texas.
“South Texas Cinémathèque is designed to broaden Media students’ exposure to independent film by bringing internationally-recognized filmmakers to Corpus Christi,” said Tyndall. “We bring these filmmakers in for discussions, screenings and lectures, giving students rare opportunities to interact with these artists and broaden their understanding of the filmmaking process.”
Every semester, South Texas Cinémathèque brings an independent filmmaker to screen his or her latest film and do a brief question-and-answer session after the film.Previous events have featured filmmakers such as David Lowery, who screened his film “Aint Them Bodies Saints,” starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, and Joe Swanberg, who screened his film “All the Light in the Sky.”