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God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines (15) + ScreenTalk with director Kristian R. Hill + special guests

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God Said Give Em Drum Machines

A vibrant and nostalgic music documentary that showcases the beginnings of techno music and how Detroit, Michigan was the creative and cultural hub for the creation and development of these beats.

This lively exploration takes viewers from Detroit to Chicago to London and Berlin, tracing techno's origins in the African American, and not the German, community. Focusing on the talent of a group of young Black artists, God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines is a compelling, rarely showcased history of mismanaged success, damaged friendships, ascendant beats, and raw inspiration.

Producers Jennifer Washington and David Grandison, and director Kristian Hill, shine a light on these young visionaries: Juan AtkinsDerrick MayKevin SaudersonBlake BaxterEddie Fowlkes, and Santonio Echols, whose innovation and artistry eventually became one of the most celebrated and profitable genres in the world.

US 2022 dir Kristian R. Hill 90 min

This title has been locally classified.

Please note this film contains flashing images.

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