Meet klezmer hip-hop artist Socalled, aka Josh Dolgin. He’s unstoppable. A pianist, singer, arranger, rapper, producer and composer (and also a magician, filmmaker and visual artist), he’s blasting through the boundaries that separate music from different cultures, eras and generations. The “Socalled” Movie is a kaleidoscopic portrait, offering up 18 entertaining short films about his creative process. Each short reveals something different, creating a nuanced picture of an individual who’s artistically fearless. Shot in Socalled’s Montreal neighbourhood, where Hasidic Jews and hipsters crowd the sidewalks, and in New York, France and Ukraine, The “Socalled” Movie is a multi-faceted depiction of inspiration, collaboration and transformation.
Canada, 2010, 86 min.
Available in digital formats only