Hip Hop-eration

Hip Hop-eration

Hip Hop-eration

A feel-good documentary following the journey of elderly Kiwis training to compete in the World Hip-Hop Championships in Las Vegas. The film explores the lives and motivations of the ambitious Waiheke Island senior citizens within the dance group.

2014Rating: PG, Offensive language93 minsNew Zealand
ComedyDocumentary
Director:
Bryn Evans ('From Street to Sky')

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Hip Hop-eration / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Coming out of nowhere is this New Zealand Film Commission-funded documentary about a Waiheke community of elderly Kiwis that forms a hip-hop dance crew, an activity that troupe manager Billy Jordan initiates to get the pensioners “out of their comfort zone.” Ironically, this film never leaves the familiar zone of ‘feel-good doco 101’, but Hip Hop-eration hits raw magic when exploring separate stories from the past of its senior cast.

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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

Runs you through the gamut of emotions and leaves you feeling on top of the world.

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Stuff

Stuff

There is joy in this film, enough personal history to lend some real flesh and pathos to the tale, and a very genuine celebration of lives very well lived.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

If you loved 'Young@Heart', 'Ping Pong' or 'Autumn Gold'... 'Hip Hop-eration' is for you.

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Newshub

Newshub

A little trimming and tightening to the storytelling here and there would have elevated the experience, but this is a really enjoyable watch.

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