Big Apple Film Festival 2010 Alumni Doc, "Weird World of the Blowfly" to be released theatrically.
August 01, 2011
Big Apple Film Festival is proud to announce the theatrical release of alumni doc "Weird World of the Blowfly". The film had its world premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival and its New York City Premiere at the 2010 BAFF.
The Weird World of Blowfly tells the story of Miami musician Clarence Reid and his alter ego Blowfly, the original dirty rapper. At 69 years-old, with a gold-spangled superhero costume and a catalog of the world's raunchiest tunes, Blowfly continues to record new material and tour the world, struggling for success and recognition.
Before his X-rated career began, Clarence was instrumental in the Florida soul scene of the 1960s and '70s; he wrote Top-10 songs for Miami's greatest R&B acts, including Betty Wright, Gwen McCrae and KC and the Sunshine Band, and recorded what might be the world's first rap song in 1965. But for over 40 years Clarence has shocked and grooved audiences with Blowfly's hilarious and provocative hard-core songs.
Shot over the course of two years, the film follows Clarence today and we see his life, career and philosophy unfold. A revealing portrait of an unheralded man, The Weird World of Blowfly examines Clarence's personal and professional contradictions, explores his legacy and celebrates his musical and cultural significance as a rapper and soul music legend.
Dates and Times
- Sept. 16-22 @ Cinema Village, NYC
- Sept. 23-29 @ Sunset Laemmle, LA
- Sept. 29-Oct. 2 @ O Cinema, Miami
- Oct. 14 @ Hollywood Theater, Portland Other cities and dates to come