Film Screening - The Great Hip Hop Hoax

Silibil 'n' Brains- The Great Hip Hop Hoax
Monday 23 September 2013 16.00 to 18.30
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The Great Hip Hop Hoax & Jeanie Finlay Q&A at the Poly

To celebrate a new year and cohort of students to the BA(Hons) Film degree at Falmouth, the University is proud to welcome director Jeanie Finlay to The Poly to present her latest feature documentary The Great Hip Hop Hoax on Monday 23 September 2013 at 4pm.

The screening is free for both students and the public. Held in association with Vertigo Pictures and The Poly, it will include a Q&A with the film’s director Jeanie Finlay. Jeanie Finlay is a British artist and film-maker who creates intimate, funny and personal documentary films and artworks. Her focus is on creating compelling portraits and telling intimate stories, which is reflected in her latest film The Great Hip Hop Hoax.

This will be followed by a film-making masterclass to new students on Tuesday 24 September as part of their freshers week activities.

The Great Hip Hop Hoax tells the story of an unlikely pair of white Scottish rappers who are forced to create Californian alter-egos ‘Silibil ‘n’ Brains’ as a means to break into the industry after being laughed out of a record label audition. The film explores how the pair use the music industry’s shameless focus on image and aesthetic to fool Sony into a contract, but at the price of total secrecy.

Kingsley Marshall, Head of Film at Falmouth University, said: “Jeanie Finlay is one of the most fascinating voices in contemporary British documentary feature film-making and we are delighted to welcome her to Falmouth upon release of her latest work. Jeanie is a fantastic speaker and will give great advice and guidance to our new cohort of students. Her new film The Great Hip Hop Hoax is an entertaining music documentary that we can’t wait to screen for the Film at Falmouth students and the wider cinematic community in the town and around.”