Afro-Punk documentary hits the road again after 15 year anniversary of release

AfroPunkFilm.com has been touring the continental United States with showings of the highly acclaimed documentary since it's 15 year release anniversary powered by the people.
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PHOENIX - May 2, 2019 - PRLog -- 2003 Award-winning documentary *AFRO-PUNK.* will screen in Phoenix, Arizona on May 3rd and May 5th, 2019

On Friday, May 3rd at 9: 00 PM at FilmBar film will be screen as well as a mixer and live performances.

On Sunday, May 5th at 6:30 PM it will screen at FilmBar Phoenix 815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Praised as "an excellent documentary…" Documentary film directed by James Spooner, exploring the roles of African Americans in what was then an the overwhelmingly white punk scene across the United States of America and abroad. The interviews cover issues of loneliness, exile, interracial dating, black power, and the dual lives led by people of color in communities that are primarily white.

Meet the film's director, James Spooner in a special presentation before the film. Stay afterward for panel "Race and Revolt: Being a Minority in a Minority Culture" featuring James and special guests, hosted by Andy Warpigs

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The documentary that started the movement. Afro-Punk, the documentary explores race identity within the punk scene. More than your everyday, Behind the Music or typical "Black History month" documentary this film tackles the hard questions, such as issues of loneliness, exile, inter-racial dating and black power. We follow the lives of four people who have dedicated themselves to the punk rock lifestyle. They find themselves in conflicting situations, living the dual life of a person of color in a mostly white community.

The style of the documentary inter-cuts interviews from scores of black punk rockers from all over the nation with scenes from our four protagonists' lives. They come from different regions, generations, genders, and sexual preferences but their stories are amazingly similar.

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The Screenings have been taking a life of its own as Film Makers Production page has been inundated with the request for screenings.

"At the heart of Afropunk, the film is the punk values. Those values would have to be compromised in order to grow the festival into what it is today. Knowing that over a decade, I had no choice but to walk away."  - James Spooner AfroPunkFilm.com

"It's more important than ever that we understand the difference is between community lead movements and for-profit commercial brands." - James Spooner AfroPunkFilm.com

It's worth noting that I'll be doing a slide show presentation on the Sunday event detailing my history in punk, why I had to make the film, how the Afro-Punk community began and how it was sacrificed in order to build the festival as well as updates on what's up with me and some of the protagonists now. - James Spooner AfroPunkFilm.com

For more details please see: http://www.AfroPunkFilm.com
If you want to host a screening please send e-mail to afropunkfilm@gmail.com

To RSVP for both events via https://www.facebook.com/events/582245508910786/

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