Director-choreographer Jamal Sims is dropping his new film, When the Beat Drops at the 2018 Miami Film Fest this Sunday! The film immerses viewers in the growing culture of bucking and features the incredible talent behind the movement.
As one cast member explains, his mission is “to take over the world.” We can’t wait!
From the Miami Film Fest:
Atlanta has recently become an LGBTQ haven, but when Anthony was growing up there as a heavy-set, gay black kid with a love of dance, the Gate City was a harsh place. Nevertheless, talent and tenacity prevailed, and Anthony spearheaded a buck sensation, launching flash buck performances in clubs. Anthony’s crew, comprised largely of other gay African-American men, grew into a family and, eventually, a national movement incorporating fierce competitions and becoming a force of education and affirmation.
There are bumps on the road—like a small-town Alabama Christmas parade that outraged spectators—but the story Sims so deftly tracks is ultimately one of triumph, artistry and togetherness.
Check it out: