Skip to main content

WAVE TWISTERS

USA, 2000 (MIFF 2001, Mooks Backbeat – Music on Film)

Director: Michael ‘Syd’ Garon, Eric Henry

Wave Twisters is a rump-shaking, groove-making highlight of the Festival. This visual and musical event is an eye-popping, hip-hop meets Hanna Barbera, animated adventure synched skratch-for-skratch with DJ Q-Berfs turntable masterpiece of the same name. The story: The Inner Space Dental Commander, must fulfill his destiny by reviving 'the lost arts', the four pillars of hip hop culture: breakdancing, rapping, graffiti and skratching. He and his posse—the mischievous medical droid, Rubbish; his lovely assistant Honey: and B-Boy Grandpa, the last surviving link to a bygone era where the arts flourished— must battle their way through an increasingly surreal collection of villains and booby traps. Among the villains is an elite corps of turntable warriors—played by key members of the Invisible Skratch Piklz Q-Bert Yogafrog, D-Styles and DJ Flare—whose electrifying performances blaze a path of destruction. Wave Twisters is a film that brilliantly fuses sound and image into a hyper-charged spectacle of cinematic and symphonic ecstasy.

See also...

HORACE PARLAN BY HORACE PARLAN

Best known for his collaborations with Charles Mingus, Roland Kirk and Dexter Gordon, Horace Parian's life story is extraordinary. Don McGlynns intimate portrait of the pianist is comprised of a ... More »

THE LEGEND OF TEDDY EDWARDS

'Teddy Edwards is a pioneer of the modern tenor sax. His peers and friends acknowledge that he never had the kind of extraordinary career that his talent should have commanded. With this taste of a ... More »

WE SOLD OUR SOULS FOR ROCK AND ROLL

Do you love metal enough to shave Ozzie Osborne's name into your chest hair? If so, see Penelope Spheens' (Wayne's World, The Decline of Western Civilisation), We Sold Our Souls for Rock and ... More »

DOWNTOWN 81

'Jam-packed with rivetting performances by some of the hottest underground Gotham bands of the early 80s. Downtown 81 is an extraordinary real-life snapshot of hip, arty, clubland Manhattan in the ... More »

SCRATCH

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Scratch presents the remarkable history of Hip-Hop told by a star-studded roll call of major players. Tracing one of modern ... More »

LOUIS PRIMA: THE WILDEST!

"The movie is a beautiful thing. No documentary about any musician will make you so glad to be alive."—San Francisco Examiner ... Don McGlynn is a MIFF regular who just about qualifies for his ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director