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The Otherside

Director Daniel Torok and Producers Vinny Dom and J.R. Celski scheduled to attend | May 31; Producers Vinny Dom and J.R. Celski scheduled to attend June 2

USA | 2013 | 47 minutes | Daniel Torok

A documentary on Seattle's underground hip-hop scene featuring interviews and concert footage taken from all over the U.S., Daniel Torok covers the triumphs, failures, and stereotypes of Seattle hip-hop artists.

May 31, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
7:00 PM Date has passed
June 2, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
8:30 PM Date has passed
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The May 31 screening is on STANDBY. There are no advance tickets available.

While Seattle is known by music fans around the world as the birthplace of Jimi Hendrix and grunge rock, few have realized that there is a new sound developing in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle’s underground hip-hop artists are redefining the genre as they attempt to capitalize on the music world’s current, do-it-yourself, digital age. Director Daniel Torok traveled around the country, documenting the burgeoning national presence of the Seattle hip-hop scene. Mixing interviews together with concert footage, the filmmakers have created a nearly encyclopedic Who’s Who of the up-and-coming artists that comprise this movement: Blue Scholars, Dyme Def, Jake One, Larry Mizell, Jr., Don’t Talk to the Cops, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Shabazz Palaces, and many more. Following the artists into their homes, studios, and performances, The Otherside examines their daily struggles for success as they reach for stardom. Don’t miss your chance to get a firsthand look at the diverse mix of talent that defines Pacific Northwest hip-hop.

Director Biography
Daniel Torok’s past projects include Fire & Ice, a short he made after filming several months on an Arctic icebreaker, and Guarding the Coast of Antarctica, a self-produced album recorded with Grammy nominated artists four months after Torok taught himself to play the guitar.

Sponsored in part by SubSeattle Tour, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, KCTS 9 Reel NW, National Endowment for the Arts, Shoreline Community College, EMP Museum, KEXP 90.3 FM

Director: Daniel Torok
Principal Cast: With: Macklemore, Massive Monkees, Shabazz Palaces, Blue Scholars, Fresh Espresso, Mad Rad
Premier Status: World
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 47 minutes
Producer: J.R. Celski, Vinny Dom
Screenplay: J.R. Celski, Vinny Dom, Daniel Torok, Jake Greene
Cinematographers: Terrence Santos
Editors: Stephan Gray
Website: http://www.theothersidenw.com/
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: HDCAM
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