White Lines and the Fever
The story of Junebug’s double-life as a DJ and drug dealer. Recalling the Bronx in the early 1980’s, this documentary short explores the old-school days of hip-hop and the dangerous underworld at the legendary Disco Fever. Never-before-seen footage and interviews with Kurtis Blow, DJ Hollywood and Sal Abbatiello tell the tragic story of one of the greatest DJ’s ever. Based on Mark Skillz’ “When The Fever Was The Mecca,” published in Wax Poetics. Winner of top prizes at South by Southwest, Tribeca and Seattle International Film Festival.
DIRECTOR: Travis Gutiérrez Senger
FEATURING: DJ Hollywood, Kurtis Blow, Disco Bee, Sweet Gee, Sal Abbatiello, Vernice and Nydrin Barnes
WRITERS: Mark Skillz and Travis Gutiérrez Senger
PRODUCER: Michael J. Mouncer
CO-PRODUCER: Lucas Senger
EDITOR: Michelle Witten
PREMIERE: The film premiered at SXSW.
AWARDS: Grand Jury Prize, Tribeca Film Festival; Grand Jury Prize, Seattle International Film Festival; Special Jury Prize, SXSW.
SCREENING SERIES: Rooftop Films, Ego Trip’s “Under the Influence” Series.