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Friday, March 14 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nerdcore Rising

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"Nerdcore Rising" is a documentary that uncovers a new wave of hip-hop called nerdcore. The film follows the godfather of the genre, MC Frontalot, on his first national tour. Frontalot and band interact with fans across the country: a special breed of loyal and super smart dorks who can't get enough of the Front, making nerdcore hip hop a fascinating and endearingly comedic sociological phenomenon. Commentary from industry notables like Weird Al Yankovic, Prince Paul, and Jello Biafra pepper the film to examine the legitimacy of nerdcore as a subgenre of hip hop, the larger rise of geek culture, and the desperation of one MC who's trying to achieve nerd stardom.
http://2008.sxsw.com/film/screenings/film/F11420.html

Friday March 14, 2008 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Ctr Room 9

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