Get Off Your Robot Festival & Gartenbaukino present
Filmscreening ROCK RUBBER 45s im Gartenbaukino und anschließend Party mit Bobbito García im Gartenbaukino Foyer
Einlass Party: 22:30
Beginn Party: ca. 23:00
Nur Film: € 9,- (Tickets reservieren oder kaufen über oberen Button links)
Nur Party: € 14,- (Tickets an der Abendkassa)
Kombiticket: € 18,- (Tickets reservieren oder kaufen über unteren Button links)
Tickets können natürlich auch per Telefon (01/512 2354), Mail (email@example.com) reserviert oder an der Abendkassa gekauft werden.
Mit Unterstützung von
ROCK RUBBER 45s
Ein Film von Bobbito García
USA, 2018, 96 min, OV
ROCK RUBBER 45s is a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic NYC culture orchestrator Bobbito García. The film explores García’s youth dealing with mistreatment, educational quandaries, identity, and loss as well as his ascension to self-determination as an adult freelance creative. During the 1990s, the legendary air personality was one-half of the “Stretch and Bobbito” program on WKCR. The duo introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, and Wu-Tang, as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. In 1998, the Source Magazine voted them as “The Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All Time.”As the progenitor of sneaker journalism, García penned his landmark Source article “Confessions of a Sneaker Addict” in 1990, then in 2003 became the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). In 2005, ESPN’s “It’s the Shoes” series, hosted by Bobbito, became the first show on the subject in broadcasting history.
A former professional basketball player in Puerto Rico, García performed in the ground breaking 2001 Nike “Freestyle” commercial. In 2007, the brand released seven co-designed Air Force 1 sneakers bearing his name. The voice of EA Sports popular NBA Street video game is also a world-renowned DJ, who has spun World, Soul, and Jazz music at Lincoln Center, Central Park SummerStage (NYC), and the Kennedy Center (DC).
As an award-winning filmmaker, García has directed Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYCand Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, which premiered on PBS and Showtime, respectively. His third film, Rock Rubber 45s, releases this summer.
A founding member of the Kennedy Center’s Hip Hop Culture Council and recent Wesleyan University “Distinguished Alumni Award” recipient, “Kool Bob Love” currently produces his b-ball tournament Full Court 21™ in four continents, and co-hosts NPR’s “What’s Good with Stretch and Bobbito”podcast.
INFOS ZUM FESTIVAL
Get Off Your Robot is a culture and arts festival based in Vienna, Austria. With a focus on music, art, dance, and technology, the goal of the festival is to encourage and inspire people to get involved in, build, and enjoy new cultural spaces. To this end, we seek to present a festival that brings together different musicians, artists, dancers, filmmakers, and other culture leaders in new and unique ways — ways that are designed to motivate people to more actively participate in the cultural activities that interest them.
"Lovers of sneakers, basketball or hip-hop music can learn something from this documentary"
New York Times