Flip The Record
Directed by Marie Jamora
In this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism.
A little-known but lasting explosion of hip-hop culture grew out of the Filipino-American community of 1980s San Francisco. This film takes us into the beat of an aspiring mobile DJ crew in ’84, as 14-year-old Vanessa, sick of the the constraints and boring piano lessons in her conservative Filipino-American household, starts teaching herself on the sly how to scratch on her older brother’s turntables. We follow Ness as she discovers her talents and place in the local music scene of the era.
MARIE JAMORA is an award-winning director, editor, and producer originally from Manila, Philippines. Her feature debut, WHAT ISN’T THERE (ANG NAWAWALA), premiered internationally at the Slamdance Film Festival and was nominated for 5 Gawad Urian Philippine Critics Awards. Other credits include as Editor of the Showtime documentary THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES; WHAT HAPPENED?, as Segment Producer for the LEGO® web series THE BUILD ZONE, and as Showrunner for the first season of PROJECT RUNWAY PHILIPPINES. Marie began her career as music video and commercial director, directing over 45 music videos and many commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands including Coca-Cola, Colgate, and Gillette. She received an MFA in Film from Columbia University. She is currently working on her first documentary, LEGIONS OF BOOM, which is fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society.
Emerging Filmmakers / 120 minsSan Diego’s up and coming talent pool is deep! Check out what the next generation of filmmakers is producing in this shorts block. Featuring films from Grossmont College, San Diego City College, Pacific Arts Movement “Reel Voices” and the Media Arts Center San Diego’s “Teen Producers Project”. Want to support new talent and meet the superstars of the future, this is the screening for you!
In This Program: La Vie En Rose, World’s Best School Psychologist, Yung Cookie, 4-H 4-Us, Flip The Record, In a Jar, Village Boi, Pictures of Deceit, CLONE TEST, Lucy’s Raw Eyes, 93 miles, If These Streets Could Talk: Synchronicity, The Mirror Effect