MEMBERSHIP: BOBBITO GARCIA
Bobbito Garcia Film Premiere: Rock Rubber 45s
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. | Auburn Avenue Research Library
Join ATL PBS and WABE for a special evening with Bobbito Garcia—legendary DJ, radio personality, filmmaker, and member of the Rock Steady Crew.
Bobbito will premiere his new film “Rock Rubber 45s” followed by Q & A with the filmmaker. YOU will be in the best seats* in the house when you support ATL PBS! NO ONE will have better seats than the members of ATL PBS! These premium seats are exclusive to ATL PBS.
NOTE: These are special offers for ATL PBS members. ** The Meet & Greet is also exclusive to ATL PBS members.
$100 contribution: Pair of VIP SECTION tickets with MEET AND GREET plus PRE-SHOW RECEPTION
$50 contribution: Pair of VIP SECTION Tickets
$25 contribution: Individual VIP SECTION Ticket
ABOUT BOBBITO GARCIA
NYC native Bobbito García is a freelance creative who has put an indelible footprint on multiple urban movements.
During the 1990s, the legendary air personality was one-half of the “Stretch and Bobbito” program on WKCR. The duo introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, and Wu-Tang, as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. Source Magazine voted them as “The Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All Time.”
As the progenitor of sneaker journalism, García penned his landmark Source article “Confessions of a Sneaker Addict” in 1990, then in 2003 became the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). In 2005, ESPN’s “It’s the Shoes” series, hosted by Bobbito, became the first show on the subject in broadcasting history.
A former professional basketball player in Puerto Rico, García performed in the ground breaking 2001 Nike “Freestyle” commercial. In 2007, the brand released seven co-designed Air Force 1 sneakers bearing his name. The voice of EA Sports popular NBA Street video game is also a world-renowned DJ, who has spun World, Soul, and Jazz music at Lincoln Center, Central Park SummerStage, and the Kennedy Center.
As an award-winning filmmaker, García has directed Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC and Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, which premiered on PBS and Showtime, respectively. His third film, Rock Rubber 45s, releases this summer.
A founding member of the Kennedy Center’s Hip Hop Culture Council, “Kool Bob Love” currently produces his basketball tournament Full Court 21™ in four continents, and co-hosts NPR’s “What’s Good with Stretch and Bobbito” podcast.
ABOUT THE FILM
Rock Rubber 45s is a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic NYC culture orchestrator Bobbito García. The film explores García’s youth dealing with mistreatment, educational quandaries, identity, and loss as well as his ascension to self-determination as an adult freelance creative. The ballplayer/author/DJ/filmmaker has carved an independent career that has inspired millions throughout the world, and has affected the growth and direction of the footwear, hip hop, and sports industries in the process.
Featuring: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rosie Perez, Stevie Wonder, Questlove, Patti Labelle, Michael Rapaport, Chuck D, Chris Paul, Scottie Pippen, The Professor, Earl Manigault, Pee Wee Kirkland, Maxwell, Eddie Palmieri, Louie Vega, Raekwon, Legs, Clark Kent, Roc Raida, Talib Kweli, Serch, Spinna, Rich Medina, Spike Lee, Kobe, Magic