The Adventures of Jamel: The Time Traveling B-Boy - Screening of first two episodes + World Premiere of Ep. 3 (w/ Creators in person for Q&A!)

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LOCATION: Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, 90036.

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This premiere screening will include the first two episodes followed by the world premiere of Episode 3, set in New York in the late 1980′s and in 15th century Europe. The series creators (Creator and writer Jayson Musson, Dir. Scott J. Ross & Producer Ted Passon) will be in attendance for a Q&A and reception after the screening.

“Here’s how great it is to be white: I could get in a time machine and go to any time, and it would be fucking awesome when I get there! That is exclusively a white privilege. Black people can’t fuck with time machines. A black guy in a time machine is like ‘Hey, anything before 1980, no thank you, I don’t want to go.’” – Louis CK

The Adventures of Jamel: The Time Traveling B-Boy is part of a planned six-episode web series created by artist Jayson Musson, and directed by Scott J. Ross. In part inspired by Louis CK’s quotation above, the series revolves around the adventures of a naïvely optimistic but very talented B-Boy, Jamel, who is accidentally catapulted back in time.

The opening sequence sums up the essence of the series: a montage of well-known historic photographs and paintings features a beaming Jamel photobombing climactic moments, from Tiananmen Square to the crossing of the Delaware. The show deconstructs the elitism and sobriety of Western culture and its imagery with humor and irreverence.

Though Musson and Scott’s work ranges from performance and writing to painting and documentary, they are both drawn to delivering absurd, satirical comedy, and social critique through the reach of the Internet. In the case of The Adventures of Jamel this has also influenced their visual style, which parodies mainstream entertainment. The tone of these episodes is a light-hearted one but Musson hints the series will get darkly absurd as the season wears on, and Jamel meets more historical figures at crucial points in Western history.” —Jule Rozite, Tribeca Film Festival N.O.W. Program 2015

Post-reception DJ set from Spank Rock!

Watch the trailer!