Two Memphis jookers (urban street dancers) and two ballet dancers fuse their distinct dance styles to a soundtrack that mixes hip-hop beats and cello at a famous old juke joint.
Official website: https://www.memphisbookin.com/
Bookin’ offers a hopeful analogy for today’s antagonistic times, by showcasing the opportunity provided when society learns from history and strives higher with regards to immigration, racial equality, and women’s rights.
At heart, Bookin’ is a film about the benefits, life lessons and innovation that results from men and women of different cultures positively inspiring each other in a creative way.
We made Bookin’ after being inspired by the history of Memphis, which helped set the direction of American culture and inspired the world with its innovative music. Memphis was the birthplace of both rock ‘n roll and soul music–the fruits of its black and white musicians inspiring one another, adopting elements of each other’s styles, intermixing, and creatively collaborating.
Bookin’ recreates that same cultural fusion, not only through its original score, which blends classical elements of cello with hip hop beats, but primarily through dance. Throughout the film, the jookers and ballet dancers learn from each other, inspire each other, and blend their distinct dance styles to create, in their words: Bookin’.
Producer/Director/Editor: John Kirkscey
Co-Director/Cinematographer: Billie Worley
Music: Jonathan Kirkscey, Young Jai, Jay Webb
Dancers/Choreographers: LaShonte Anderson, Rafael Ferreras, Dylan G-Bowley, Jonathan Gaston
More info on Memphis Bookin’: a short dance film
Memphis Bookin': a short dance film - BingNews Search results
Gucci heirs worry over family depiction in Ridley Scott film
The great-grandchildren of Guccio Gucci, who founded the luxury fashion house that bears his name nearly a century ago in Florence, are appealing to filmmaker Ridley Scott to respect their family’s ...
Every single Abigail Breslin movie, ranked by critics
The child star is known for movies like "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Zombieland," and critics agree those are some of her best films of all time.
On 'Promising Young Woman,' consent, and a harrowing ending
But though some call the film a black comedy, there’s nothing funny about the end — it’s brutal, and feels very real. Writer-director Emerald Fennell says she wasn’t interested in a comic-book fantasy ...
Undanced Dances During a Pandemic
Scenes From a Pandemic One Year Ago When Bernie’s Campaign Ended, We Lost a Common Love Lillian Osborne In the Depths of the Pandemic, Tracing My Family’s Contact Joël Díaz ‘Hopefully This Will All Be ...
19 Artists on Their Favorite Independent Music Venues
Few people have more investment in the future of live venues than artists, so we asked 19 of them about their favorite spots to play. From a small pie shop in D.C. to a folk festival on a Texas ranch, ...
Short reviews of every Florida Film Festival movie we were able to see in advance
Just eight months after the Florida Film Festival became the first major movie fest to be held in the Southeast United States during the ...
Listen: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Sergio Trujillo
Today's episode features internationally renowned theater choreographer and director, Sergio Trujillo, who was quick to note that his success has been deeply effected by the many supportive people in ...
Craig Brewer’s Spaceship
The living room of Craig Brewer’s apartment in Crosstown Concourse. The custom-built coffee table by woodworker David Holmes holds a turntable and vinyl records, easily accessible from the couch. The ...
Short Horror-Comedy Film Chaipatti Packs a Punch – Have You Watched it Yet?
Also Read - Elderly Woman Beaten to Death by Drunk Holi Revelers in Uttar Pradesh: Police The fast-paced short film is a story of three friends performing an experiment with a book to invite a ghost.
The book, published by University of ... and break rules and I fell in love with poetry and short stories." He attended what was then Memphis State University and took creative writing courses ...
Memphis actress goes to camp in Netflix musical 'A Week Away'
"We had hours and hours of rehearsal and eight- and nine-hour dance days, but it's so much fun." Or, as the chorus of a song in her new movie puts ... from the made-in-Memphis series Transferring ...
Levitt Shell, Ballet Memphis return to live performance in April
The socially distanced dance ... Memphis performances since February 2020, and the first live public shows at the Levitt Shell — discounting some church events and Indie Memphis Film Festival ...