Over the weekend the 4th annual Bronze Lens Film Festival took place here in Atlanta Ga. The Bronze Lens Film Festival was created back in 2009 to showcase, educate, entertain, empower and inspire people of color involved within the film industry. The festival featured various screenings, panels, networking opportunities as well as guest appearances from some of the actors and directors involved with most of the films. One of the highlights of the festival for me was the music documentary “Finding The Funk”. The film which is directed by Music Journalist Nelson George, explores the Funk music genre and features interviews with funk legends Sly Stone, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, D’Angelo, Sheila E. Steve Arrington, Marcus Miller and a host of other artists. With narration from Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the film explores the archeology of Funk music and how it bridged the gap between 60’s soul and 80’s Hip Hop. Nelson George hosted the Atlanta screening and took Q&A’s after the movie. The film is is post production and is scheduled to air on VH1 in February of 2014.
Here are a few Pics from the Movie Screening:
Check out the trailer for the music documentary “Finding The Funk” by Nelson George.