Buckjumping / Directed by Lily Keber / 70 min / Doc / USA, New Orleans
About this Event
Buckjumping takes the pulse of present day New Orleans by turning to its dancers, the men and women who embody the rhythm of the city and prove it on the streets every chance they get.
This 70 minute documentary film follows six different New Orleans communities as they exalt in their distinct form of dance. Nine Times Social Aid & Pleasure Club guide us through preparations for their annual second line. Golden Sioux Gang guides us through their Mardi Gras Indian practice at Handa Wanda. Mourners grieve a family member at a funeral, followed by celebrations for the deceased in the street. Edna Karr High School’s dance troupe hits St Charles Avenue for Muses Parade. Hasizzle The Voice emcees a bounce night. Hustler introduces us to the world of drag in backstreet clubs. Prominent local culture bearers and musicians introduce each section, including DJ Jubilee, Ausettua AmorAmenkum, Mia X, Mannie Fresh, and Nicholas Payton.
Directors Bio - Lily Keber
Lily is a filmmaker and educator based in New Orleans. Her directorial debut, Bayou Maharajah, premiered at SXSW in 2013 and has since won many awards including the Oxford American Award for Best Southern Film and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ Documentary Of The Year. She has produced music videos for Arcade Fire, Beyoncé, Preservation Hall and PJ Morton. Her work has appeared on Democracy Now!, ARTE, HBO, Time, Sundance DocClub, Hulu, Netflix, iTunes, Electronic Intifada and PBS. Lily is a member of the Grammys, WIFT-Louisiana and Film Fatales New Orleans.