Scion & mBF Hit the 06 Road with Independent Film Series Across the US!! Fashiontribes LA STORY Blog.

Beginning in  August, Scion and nuance marketing agency malbon Brothers Farms (mBF) are bringing together four of the best and brightest upcoming filmmakers to headline their Route 06: Scion Independent Film Series. 

Centered around street art, afrobeat and hip hop culture, each film will be showcased from August-November proceeded by a celebratory cocktail event  and Q&A with the directors to follow. I’ve attached the press release with all relevant information regarding the film festival.

This year’s festival highlights four extraordinary films:

Directed by Doug Pray, Infamy is an intense journey into the dangerous lives and obsessed minds of six of America’s most prolific street artists. With brutal honesty, humor and charisma, these artists reveal why they are so willing to risk everything to spray paint their cities with "tags," “throwups,” and full-color murals. The film had its world premiere in New York City as a part of RESfest before going on to play in over 35 cities around the world. It will be released as a DVD in summer of 2006. Infamy doesn’t analyze or glorify Street Art… it takes you there and brings it to life. (Featuring street legends SABER, TOOMER, JASE, CLAW, EARSNOT, and ENEM)

This film documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sa is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police. At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson’s grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever.

“Just For Kicks” is the first documentary film featuring an overview of the sneaker phenomena through interviews of world-renown collectors, Hip-Hop pioneers, industry players, rap stars, journalists, brand marketers and other sneaker addicts. In the film, shot in New York, Paris, London, Portland and Los Angeles, insider personalities such as Bobbito Garcia, Rock Steady Crew’s Doze Green, Grandmaster Caz & JDL (Cold Crush Brothers), Rev. Run, DMC & Russell Simmons, Scoop Jackson, Futura 2000, Fab 5 Freddy, Bonz Malone, Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon, Damon Dash and more share their passion and their perspectives on how and why sneakers have evolved into one of the key elements of style of the MTV generation.

This feature-length documentary film is a personal exploration of this painting world. It will publicize and give these important emerging and established artists their due. The trailblazers like Lee Quinones and Doze Green are given their proper treatment within contemporary art history. It also profiles the next generation of artists that are beginning to make their mark. The movement is explored and defined including its connection to late 20th century and early 21st century societies in nine countries including USA, Canada, France, Holland, Germany, England, Spain, Japan and Brazil. A combination of “verite” moments and interviews with painters, “writers”, designers, documentarians and other participants within the subculture, NEXT conveys the dynamism and creative energy of this significant emerging artistic movement.

This film provides a glimpse into the personalities and interrelationships that make up the Retail Mafia and centers on the iconic characters that collectively represent some of the world’s most highly regarded and sought after street wear brands. The characters are pioneers in the world of street culture, design, art, brand collaborations, merchandising and marketing. The directorial and production duties of the film were a combined effort between Andrew Schulenburg, Business Development Manager for Boost, and freelance director/producer Darrin Polischuk. The creation of the film arose organically out of the brand collaboration between Retail Mafia and Boost Mobile. As the collaboration efforts developed, a deeper story about the characters and their relationships with each other surfaced. It started to feel obvious that this was a story that was begging to be told. <>

Upcoming Film Series Dates and Locations:
  Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue (At 2nd street)
New York, NY 10003
*The Retail Mafia Documentary short is shown prior to each screening.   
FILM               SCREENING DATE   
  Infamy               September 6   
  Favela Rising   October 2   
  Just for Kicks   October 30   
  Next               November 13   
  Varsity Theatre
1308 4th Street SE   
Minneapolis, MN 55414
*The Retail Mafia Documentary short is shown prior to each screening.
FILM              SCREENING DATE   
  Infamy             August 28   
  Favela Rising   September 20   
  Just for Kicks     October 25   
  Next               November 29   
  Scion Gallery
8553 Washington Blvd.   
Culver City, CA 90232
*The Retail Mafia Documentary short is shown prior to each screening.
  FILM             SCREENING DATE   
  Infamy            August 21   
  Favela Rising   September 18   
  Just for Kicks    Date TBD   
  Next               November 20 
  Harvard Exit   
Seattle, WA 98102
807 E Roy St.
*The Retail Mafia Documentary short is shown prior to each screening.
   FILM            SCREENING DATE   
   Infamy              August 29   
   Favela Rising   September 26   
   Just for Kicks   October 23   
   Next                  November 14   
  Alamo DraftHouse
409 Colorado Street
Austin, TX 78701
*The Retail Mafia Documentary short is shown prior to each screening.   
  FILM            SCREENING DATE   
  Infamy             August 24   
  Favela Rising   September 28   
  Just for Kicks   October 26   
  Next               November 30   
  Center Stage
1374 W Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
*The Retail Mafia Documentary short is shown prior to each screening.   
  FILM            SCREENING DATE   
  Infamy             August 31   
  Favela Rising   September 21   
  Just for Kicks   October 17   
  Next               November 28   

About Scion:
Scion is the newest line of vehicles from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. Developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind; Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personaliz e at the retail level. The Scion brand features thee models. The xA is a taut subcompact five-door. The xB, an urban utility vehicle and the tC sports coupe. For more information, visit <

About mBF:
malbon Brothers Farms (mBF) is a multi-media creative branding and marketing collective focusing on  the art of Nuance Marketing.  mBF organically cultivates brands and connects their products to a particular  network of people by effectively identifying and utilizing societal cues and cultural nuances to  identity, relevance and authenticity. .  mBF’s headquarters are in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown District with satellite offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Tokyo, Paris, and London. For more information, visit <>

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