Great Hip Hop Hoax Showing This Month
, September 5th, 2013 07:39
Director Jeanie Finlay will be in conversation with tQ editor John Doran in London next Friday
Screenings of The Great Hip Hop Hoax, the excellent new film from director Jeanie Finlay, are beginning across the country this month.
The documentary traces the story of Dundee students Billy Boyd and Gavin Bain, who in 2003, after being rejected as the "rapping Proclaimers", adopted the fictional personas of Californian hip hop duo Silibil N' Brains, duping Sony, D12, Eminem and more in the process. It follows Sound It Out, Finlay's doc about the final record shop in Teesside, one of our favourite films of 2011.
Tonight, Finlay will be taking part in a Q&A at the Broadway Cinema's screening of the film in Nottingham, while Friday, September 6, will see her joined by Boyd and Gavin, who'll be giving a one-off performance as Silibil N' Brains at Dundee Contemporary Arts, followed by all three taking part in a Q&A on Saturday at Glasgow Film Theatre.
Londoners should head to Rough Trade East next Friday, September 13, for a free showing of the film and Finlay in conversation with the Quietus editor John Doran.
Have a look at the full list of screenings here, and watch the trailer below: