Bodied

Bodied

A FILM BY: Joseph Kahn
WRITTEN BY: Joseph Kahn
STARRING: Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold

***Director Joseph Kahn in person for a post-film Q&A***

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL

A satire set in the world of competitive battle rap, BODIED is the story of Adam Merkin, a progressive grad student who becomes an accidental battle rapper after encountering Behn Grym, a respected icon in the merciless sub-culture of poetic personal insults. As Adam makes his politically-incorrect climb up the ranks, he risks alienating his father, a renowned writer and tenured professor at Adam's university, along with his skeptical girlfriend Maya, and all of his academic friends. His success breeds outrage however; Adam soon faces growing backlash on campus and the consequences of his controversial talent. BODIED explores the dangerous spaces of the world's most multicultural and artistically brutal sport.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 120 mins
Format: DCP