New film/documentary by Byron Hurt looks interesting. Screening and post-screening panel discussion first week of January in SanFran. It will be aired on PBS, as part of the Independent Lens series, on February 20th. Here’s the trailer. Link (via), trailer (loads .mov)

January 9, 2007
05:30 PM – 07:45 PM

Venue Information
San Francisco Public Library | Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St. (Civic Center)
San Francisco, CA 94102

HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes takes an in-depth look at representations of manhood, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture. This groundbreaking documentary is a “loving critique” of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art form’s representations of masculinity.