Sidewalk Film 101: Body and Soul (1925) With Live Score By DJ Rahdu & Panel Discussion

Oscar Micheaux

Sidewalk is partnering with No Longer Silent for this super special Sidewalk Film 101 screening of Oscar Micheaux's BODY AND SOUL featuring a Live Score By DJ Rahdu & a post screening panel discussion. Sidewalk's Film 101 series is just like film school without the annoying fear of unemployment. Every month features an important, influential film from a different decade, moving from 1903 in January to 2021 in December. Film screenings include links to additional resources to help historically and culturally contextualize the featured film. Film Synopsis: A malevolent phony preacher plots to take advantage of a woman from his congregation who happens to be in love with his long-estranged identical twin brother.

A discounted film package for the Sidewalk 101 series AND for Black Lens Film week is available here:

DJ Radhu Bio:

DJ Rahdu began amazing audiences with his unique musical taste the moment he hit the air on UAB’s internet radio station, Blazeradio. His hypnotic ability to make audiences across the city move to the sounds of Soul, Hip Hop, Rare Grooves, House and Jazz made him a popular fixture on the nightclub scene and eventually drew interest from newly arrived radio station Hot 107.7. With his groundbreaking Diamond Soul XXXperience radio show, Rahdu delivered the refreshing vibes of Neo Soul to everyone within the range of the station’s broad signal while maintaining his duties as mixer on the #1 rated Throwback Lunch & Classic Hip Hop Show.

Realizing his sound reached beyond his city, Rahdu created and began sharing the sounds he discovered on in 2008. The site became a destination for tastemakers and upcoming artists worldwide, propelling BLS into the pantheon of revered alternative music websites. The website’s broad appeal also led to fruitful partnerships with established brands like Hennessy, Banana Republic and many others. Rahdu has curated compilations for the critically acclaimed BBE music label and served up mixes for influential sites okayplayer, whosampled, & discogs. You can still catch Rahdu DJing in BHM at different spots as well as every Friday night on Hot 107.7’s All Star Party Mix.

No Longer Silent is an opportunity to highlight significant and historic silent films with live accompaniment from local music talent to create a one of a kind experience. Performances are followed by panel discussions giving audiences an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the ideas and concepts presented.



Oscar Micheaux


Oscar Micheaux


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