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‘Sneakerheadz’ Discussion and Film Screening

November 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

About the panel at 3:30 p.m.

This panel discussion looks at modern culture and collections, through the lens of the film Sneakerheadz. Panelists include Elliott Powell (American Studies), Justin Schell (Libraries, University of Michigan), DeAnna and Roger Cummings (Co-Founders of Juxtaposition Arts), and will be moderated by Dorothy Berry (Umbra Search/Givens Collection). It takes a close look at the development of sneaker culture, including how did sneakers become as prized as collectible art

The discussion precedes a free screening of the Sneakerheadz film at 7:00 p.m. in the Best Buy Theater.

About the film at 7:00 p.m.

To Rock or to Stock? How did sneakers become as prized as collectible art? From the shores of California to the congested streets of Tokyo, Sneakerheadz examines the cultural influence of sneaker collecting around the world and delves into a subculture whose proud members don’t just want to admire art, they want to wear it.

This event is co-presented by Umbra Search African American History and the Givens Collection of African American Literature at the University of Minnesota Libraries, and is co-sponsored by the Moving Image Studies Graduate Minor.

Event details

What: Sneakerheadz Panel Discussion and Film Screening
When: Thursday, November 16, 2017; Panel at 3:30 p.m. and Film at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Both events are at Northrop. The panel discussion takes place in the Ellie and Tom Crosby Seminar Room and the film screening takes place in Best Buy Theater.
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November 16, 2017
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm


84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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