The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion Directed
LIsa Cortes and Farah X USA / 2019 / 67 minutes
Times and Venues:
RHINEBECK Upstate Films II
WOODSTOCK Bearsville Theater
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Lisa Cortes, Farah X
African American culture has impacted almost every aspect of our daily lives, from music to language and, most definitely, the clothes we wear. The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion takes a close look at the black designers and stylists who created the legendary looks that have had a huge influence on popular culture on the global stage. Often met with resistance or even ignored, only to have their designs appropriated once they became popular, they created fashion that was, in part, a reinterpretation of the brands and people who initially rejected them, and always countered with unique perspectives that they wanted to share with the world. This documentary is a tribute to the contributions of Misa Hylton, April Walker, Dapper Dan, and Kerby Jean-Raymond, who have all played a major part in the direction of fashion throughout the last several decades. A powerful look at the importance of representation, steadfast entrepreneurial spirit and being proud of who you are.
BIO: Lisa Cortés is an Academy Award-nominated producer (Precious, The Apolloi) and director. Her work has been distinguished by her commitment to empowering inclusive voices and for giving light to challenging, visionary stories.
Farah X is an award-winning director and editor. She has worked closely with music industry icons including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Prince.
Cast/Featuring: Misa Hylton. Dapper Dan, April Walker, Kerby Jean-Raymond
Executive Producer(s): Roger Ross Williams, Nina Chaudry, Rita Shukhman
Producer(s): Lisa Cortes
Director(s): LIsa Cortes and Farah X
Screenwriter(s): Lisa Cortes, Emil Wilbekin, Farah X, Andrew Mer
Cinematographer(s): Alice Brooks, Nausheen Dadabhoy, Jendra Jarnagin
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