Last night saw us officially launch our latest issue #27 the Saviour Issue with a kicker of a night presented by adidas Originals at Rancho Notorious in Melbourne. Crowds braved the ridiculously awful weather to see a very special Australian premiere screening of Dutch director Bram Van Splunteren’s amazing doco from 1986 Big Fun in the Big Town. The sell-out screening began with era-correct tunes courtesy of Le Scratch whilst everyone gathered to see the film in full for the first time ever on a big screen. Big Fun saw Bram spotlight hip-hop music in NYC during its infancy. Featuring acts like LL Cool J, Run DMC, Schooly D all as super young cats, interviewed in their own neighbourhoods, really gave everyone a new insight into this specific point in music and pop culture history.
After the screening, the director himself, Bram, was on hand to answer questions relating to the film. Even though it’s been 26 years since it was shot, the passion he has for music culture documentation is still very apparent. Everyone also walked away with a copy of the new issue which features an interview with Bram about the film. You can purchase one for yourself here.
Thanks to all who came through and made it such a wonderful night, and a very special thanks to adidas Originals for helping us make it happen, Le Scratch for the tunes and Sailor Jerry for the drinks that went down very nicely on the icy night.
See pics from the screening above. Photo credit: Michael Danischewski.