Read about this film in Cyn Collins’s Daily Planet review, “21 films in 11 days.”
Director: ROBERT PATTON-SPRUILL
Musical acts don’t get much more revered than Public Enemy, the Long Island-based hip-hop group that forced the genre into a new era of political and social consciousness in the ‘80s and ‘90s. This illuminating documentary tracks the inﬂuential and often controversial history of PE (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator X and Professor Griff) through electrifying concert footage and interviews with colleagues (Talib Kweli, Henry Rollins, The Beastie Boys) and critics, building a case for the crew’s place among the most important artists of the past century.
“Intimate, powerful, politically astute and absorbing. One needn’t be a PE fan or even a rap fan to ﬁnd something enthralling in this deﬁnitive portrait of a group and an era that changed the face of popular music.” – Variety
USA • 2007 • 100 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: ROBERT PATTON-SPRUILL