Bodied

Join us for an introduction and post-screening Q&A with screenwriter Alex Larsen on Friday, November 9 at 9:35pm and Saturday, November 10 at 9:15pm.

Penned by celebrated Toronto battle rapper Alex Larsen (a.k.a. Kid Twist), Bodied assumes the perspective of Adam (Calum Worthy), a white, purportedly progressive graduate student who infiltrates a community of diverse battle rappers for the sake of an edgy thesis. Before long he develops his own predilection for skilfully slinging rhymed insults and epithets as a competitive poet, and director Joseph Kahn plays out the premise like a twitchy funhouse mirror of 8 Mile, cleverly subverting the Eminem vehicle’s trajectory to a sardonic and sobering effect.


Bodied

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