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Film Screening: Rock Rubber 45s W/ Bobbito García

Aug 10, Friday - 7pm
SJMA Next Gen Stage

San Jose Jazz and Universal Grammar present the South Bay premier of Rock Rubber 45s. This cinematic odyssey explores 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. An NYC native and world-renowned DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). 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. As an award-winning filmmaker, Garcia has directed two prior documentaries, Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC and Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives.

A question and answer segment will immediately follow the film screening with Bobbito. Also, at midnight Bobbito will spin a DJ set the Continental. See link below.

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. An NYC native and world-renowned DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). 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. As an award-winning filmmaker, Garcia has directed two prior documentaries, Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC and Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives.

A question and answer segment will immediately follow the film screening with Bobbito. Also, at midnight Bobbito will spin a DJ set the Continental. See link below.