24th Athens International Film Festival
Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots

Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots

10 September 2012

1988 saw the release of N.W.A.'s "Fuck tha Police", a seminal track for the hip hop culture, indicating the underlying tension between the African-American community and the Los Angeles Police Department. The final straw came three years later, when a video documenting the savage beating of African-American Rodney King by LAPD officers made its way to the news, fuelling some of the most violent riots in US history.

Neil Young Journeys

Neil Young Journeys

10 September 2012

After 'Neil Young: Heart of Gold' in 2006 and 'Neil Young Trunk Show' in 2009, Jonathan Demme completes his trilogy on the living legend of rock `n roll with "Neil Young Journeys". This time around, the third and final collaboration between the two men marks a significant homecoming for Young, whose touring schedule sees him return to Toronto, the city where he was born and bred.

My Way

My Way

13 September 2012

They called him the French Elvis Presley and for two decades he was the ultimate pop idol in his country of origin. He was one of the composers behind "Comme d' Ηabitude", the song that was later renamed "My Way" and made Frank Sinatra's voice famous the world over.