LET’S GET THE RHYTHM: The Life and Times of Miss Mary Mack
Just reading the title might make you want to turn to your neighbor and start a hand clapping sequence! This wonderful documentary explores this rhythmic rite of passage, usually between young girls, in the US and around the world. Contemporary and historical footage are intertwined creating what some admiringly refer to as “hand graffiti”, “jazz of the streets” and “percussive poetry”. LET’S GET THE RHYTHM swings between games and interviews bringing a hand-clapping universe to life!
Ages 8+ (slightly mature content mentioned in some hand games, drug references) / USA, 2014 / Dirs. Irene Chagall & Steve Zeitlin / 54 min