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Rock Rubber 45s film screening and Q&A with Bobbito Garcia

  • Friday, March 29, 2019
  • 6:30 PM–9:00 PM
  • Devos Communications Building - Bytwerk Theater

MSDO and SAO present: Rock Rubber 45s screening and Q&A with Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love.  
March 29th, 2019 
Devos Communication Building - Bytwerk Theater
Snacks and Sounds - 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Free event and open to the public!

Film trailer:
Film website: 

ROCK RUBBER 45s is a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the first-hand 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, Crazy Legs, DJ Clark Kent, Roc Raida, Talib Kweli, MC Serch, DJ Spinna, Rich Medina, Spike Lee, Kobe, Magic

About Bobbito Garcia: 
DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987. As an award-winning filmmaker, Garcia has directed DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC, STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES, and his autobiographical documentary ROCK RUBBER 45s. Currently, "Kool Bob Love" produces his b-ball tournament Full Court 21™ in four continents, and co-hosts NPR's "What's Good With Stretch And Bobbito" podcast.(For a complete bio, click here: 

For more information please contact Martin Avila, 616-526-7598

Event sponsored by MSDO, SAO, All of the Above Hip Hop Academy, Grand Rapids Soul Club and AADS.

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