Lost in Traplanta
September 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Free and open to the public
A screening of the short film series, Lost in Traplanta, about the quest of a young Frenchman to reunite the famous rap duo Andre 3000 and Big Boi, known as Outkast, and his discovery of the Atlanta Hip Hop scene.
Screening will be followed by discussion with filmmaker Mathieu Rochet; Dr Dax, member of Dungeon Family and cultural advisor of Lost in Traplanta; and Joycelyne Wilson, professor of hip hop studies at Georgia Tech.
SYNOPSIS: Atlanta. A slightly whimsical Frenchman is dumped by his girlfriend, Destiny. The only way to win her back? Find and reform Outkast, the legendary group from Atlanta, who have been taking time out for a decade. Awkward, misinformed but highly motivated, Larry sets out to meet the residents and the performers of the music scene of the city, which in just a few years has become the new global capital of Rap. Between the heavyweights of the Dirty South, illustrious unknowns and the young stars of Trap Music, he finds himself splashing around frantically in the local Hip Hop scene. Will he reach the secret island of Funk, where Big Boi and André 3000 are hiding out? Or will he drown in the murky waters of Trap Music?
This screening of Lost in Traplanta is organized by Alliance Française Atlanta and Goethe Zentrum Atlanta in partnership with Villa Albertine and France-Atlanta.