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Bobbito García at Cornell: Rock Rubber 45s screening and talkback!
November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Rock Rubber 45s is a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyles 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. The ballplayer/author/DJ/filmmaker has carved an independent career that has inspired millions throughout the world and has affected the growth and direction of the footwear, hip hop, and sports industries in the process.
FEATURING: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rosie Perez, Stevie Wonder, Questlove, Patti Labelle, Michael Rapaport, Chuck D, Chris Paul, Scottie Pippen, The Professor, Earl Manigault, Pee Wee Kirkland, Maxwell, Eddie Palmieri, Louie Vega, Raekwon, Crazy Legs, Clark Kent, Roc Raida, Talib Kweli, MC Serch, DJ Spinna, DJ Rich Medina, Spike Lee, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, and more.
BOBBITO IS: A Hip Hop legend. A basketball icon. A sneaker culture pioneer. A DJ. An NPR host. An ESPN host. An author. A filmmaker. An activist. The voice of EA Sports NBA Street video game. A member of the Kennedy Center’s Hip Hop Culture Council. An educator. And so much more.
Recent press about the film: rockrubber45s.com/press