In the twilight of rap’s golden era, an upcoming LA emcee named Tracey finds freedom and escape dancing alone to an inner soundtrack on headphones, masking the secret in loud boom bap from his stereo speakers.
This award-winning poetic film explores homophobia in Hip-Hop. Inspired through close collaboration with #lgbtq men of color.
We pick up in a day in the life of a closeted rapper in 90s LA unravels Hip-Hop’s best kept secret as the consequences of identity threaten his place in his own community and family.
Director - Alexandra Mastoon (Glendale, California)
"Marionette Land" is an intimate portrait into the wonderful world of Robert Brock, a man who lives above his own magical marionette theatre with his mother, Mary Lou.
Brock creates and performs classic marionette shows for families as well as grown-up shows where he straps on his heels to become famous Hollywood divas of the past.
Then new personal and professional challenges emerge as Robert and Mary Lou struggle to keep the marionette theatre open while preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Director - Alexander Monelli