SXSW Interview – Travis Senger, Director: White Lines And The Fever: The Death Of DJ Junebug

We have heard a lot of stories about the early days of hip hop. Wild Style, Grandmaster Flash, Sedgewick and Cedar. There is one story, however, that has never quite come to light. White Lines And The Fever: The Death Of DJ Junebug is a documentary short which examines the life and untimely death of DJ Junebug. The film won a special jury prize at SXSW 2010, and will be screening at Tribecca this year.

White lines tells a tragic story in a positive way. The film ends up being a celebration of who Junebug was, rather than a morose lament for who he could have been. Some noteworthy interviews include DJ Hollywood, Disco Bee, and Kurtis Blow. What most impressed us about White Lines was how they took a story about hip hop and made it a story about people, one that would engage viewers regardless of their prior hip hop knowledge. The EOW Entertainment crew interviewed director Travis Senger after his screening.

If you get a chance to catch this film on the festival circuit, we highly recommend it. The trailer is embedded, and the interview is below. Follow the filmmakers on their site: www.lincolnleopard.com.

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