Musically Speaking – WTF: An Okaymentary

Film Screening: 7:00pm Monday, September 24, 2012
Location: Café Istanbul – 2372 St. Claude Avenue New Orleans, LA 70117

Please join us for MUSICALLY SPEAKING – A new series of music-themed movies and documentaries on Mondays, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister.

WTF: An Okaymentary
by Tim Atkins, Leslye James, Dominic Del Bene, and Chris & Lamont Peoples

This film tells the story of how one online community – the users of okayplayer.com – has overcome the nebulous nature of the Internet to build a network of meaningful relationships based on their common passion for music. The universal language has inspired fans of hip hop artists like The Roots, Common, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Erykah Badu to get online and speak with each other. By sharing their words day after day, week after week, year after year, the users of okayplayer.com have formed a virtual and very real family. wtf: an okaymentary is the portrait of that family. Starring Questlove, Common, Little Brother, Foreign Exchange, Tanya Morgan, and Che Grand. (54 minutes, 2007)

Co-presented by DJ Soul Sister, Press Street, Charitable Film Network, Cafe Istanbul, and WWOZ FM.  For more information contact info@press-street.com.

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We’re Pregnant
Words by Nathan Martin. Photography by Akasha Rabut, Sophie T. Lvoff, and Grissel Giuliano.

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The People Is Singular
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Edited by Anne Gisleson & Tristan Thompson w/ design and artistic direction by Catherine Burke

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BBoth originally from Detroit, cousins Brian Zeigler and Raymond “Moose” Jackson began collaborating while Brian was harboring Moose in Vermont during Katrina evacuation. While their doodling proclivities may have made them rustbelt exiles from the rest of their autoworker family, together they produce seductive aphorisms of wit and weirdness that provoke, confound and celebrate a [...]