October 29, 2008

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A FREE Sneak Preview

Nerdcore Rising (2008)

October 29, 2008 at 8:00 pm in 26-100

This show has been RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 29 due to room scheduling problems.

This FREE sneak preview is sponsored by ITA Software. FREE soda, candy, and other goodies will be provided!

The documentary Nerdcore Rising investigates the newest wave of hip-hop, nerdcore, as it follows the godfather of the genre, MC Frontalot, on his first national tour. Beginning in South Carolina and culminating in nerd mecca - the Penny Arcade Gaming Convention in Seattle - masses of fans across the country come out to bask in the Front's geek glory as he strives to achieve mainstream success.

Frontalot fanatics are the real stars of the film. They are hackers and gamers, bloggers and podcasters, they play World of Warcraft, live virtually in Second Life, and of course, they love nerdcore hip hop. In short, they are hardcore nerds, and together, they illustrate the funny, fascinating, and unapologetically uncool cultural phenomenon that is nerdcore. []

...a well-edited, wonderfully presented look at a movement that speaks to everything geek.
      -- Neil Miller, Film School Rejects. Read this review.

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