rap icon Tupac Shakur will be the subject of a 13-day educational study geared
toward his work in film.The
study, titled Tupac Shakur Reinterpreted, will be presented by the British Film
Institute and National Film Theater. The
event will feature screenings and discussions which will examine Shakur's impact
on rap music and mainstream media culture, as well as his overall influence on
MC's first manager, Leila Steinberg, will appear as well as join coordinator Jacqueline
Springer for an on-stage debate titled "Tupac-The First Icon of Hip-Hop."
discussion will focus on the significance of Shakur's legacy.Films
that will be screened include Shakur's 1992 feature debut Juice as well
as his final performance in the dark comedy Gridlock'd. The documentaries
Tupac Resurection, Biggie and Tupac and Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel will
also be shown.The
event, presented in association with the Contemporary Black Music Culture, comes
as fans mark the 10th anniversary of Shakur's death. The
lyricist was 25 when he was died September 13, 1996 from fatal wounds sustained
in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting. Rumors and conspiracy theories surrounding
the slaying have run rampant since.Tupac
Shakur Reinterpreted will run Sept. 15-28. Tickets are £3.00. Contributions
to the event will be used to form part of the Tupac retrospective 'Digital Wallpaper'
and feature in the debate.For
more information of the event, visit www.bfi.org.uk/tupac.