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Idlewild (with summer dance party)

Saturday, Aug 19, 2023 at 3:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Followed by a summer dance party featuring legendary DJ Wiz of Kid ‘n Play, DJ Kaykay47, and Bossman.

Idlewild also screens August 26.

Dir. Bryan Barber, 2006. 121 mins. With André 3000, Big Boi, Terrence Howard, Paula Patton, Cicely Tyson, Macy Gray, Patti LaBelle, Ving Rhames. Lifelong compatriots Rooster (Big Boi) and Percival Jenkins (André 3000) hatch a plan to save a Georgia nightclub called “The Church” from vengeful hustler Trumpy (Terrence Howard), who’s looking to bury the establishment and anyone who gets in his way. Set in the Depression-era South but springing from the history of prohibition-era juke joints during Reconstruction, Idlewild illustrates the blues heritage from which hip-hop emerged. There is perhaps no better outfit suited to illustrate that lineage than OutKast, Big Boi and André 3000’s trailblazing Atlanta-born rap duo known for their progressive blend of blues, funk, and electronic music.  

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.

After the film, join us for the Real Rap Dance Party featuring DJ Wiz, a graduate of hip-hop’s classic era, who broke onto the rap scene in 1988 as the DJ mix-master for Kid ‘n Play. Throughout the ’90s, the group continued to make their mark on the music industry, touring with the likes of Salt-N-Pepa, Queen Latifah, Public Enemy, MC Hammer, Big Daddy Kane, Digital Underground, Bobby Brown, Guy, Heavy D and the Boyz, N.W.A, J.J Fad, Too Short, and Naughty by Nature. DJ Wiz will be joined by DJ Kaykay47, an international DJ & community organizer from The Bronx who boldly creates passion and joy through movement, and rapper Bossman, whose music is a magical ride into different pockets of feelings and emotions.

Afterparty: hold on to your ticket stubs and present them at local bar Sek’end Sun to receive a 10% discount (discount valid for August 19, 2023 only).