Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for a screening of the documentary film "Eve After Dark." From humble beginnings to Super Bowl LVI recognition, the story of Eve After Dark, is one man’s triumph to create a safe space for Compton’s youth in the early 1980s.
About this Event
Told through storytelling of owner Alonzo Williams, the DJs, artists and comedians who launched or elevated their careers at the club, the film is a candid behind-the-scenes look at the first West Coast hip hop club.
At the height of its prominence "Eve After Dark" was home to the World Class Wrecking Cru, founded by Williams and featuring Dr. Dre and DJ Yella. Comedians D. L. Hughley, Chris Tucker, Robin Harris and Anthony "AJ" Johnson were also regular performers. East Coast acts Run DMC and Curtis Blow booked their first Los Angeles appearances at the venue. The story of "Eve After Dark" is a cinematic exploration of the prominent social issues facing the African American community in the 1980s, the circumstances that led to the club's closing and the enduring creativity and talent that survives in hip hop culture to this day.
About the Film
- Alonzo Williams executive producer
- David Velo Stewart, producer
- David L. Watts, producer
- Quentin 'Q-Nice' Finley, co-producer
- Timothy Lee Conley, associate producer
- Arron Mudy, associate producer
- Alonzo Williams
- Anthony King
- Sophia Easley
- Kurtis Blow
- DJ Yella
- Steven Bradford
- Daryl Sweeney
- Marsha Dennis
- Trevor Lawrence Jr.
- Emma Sharif
- Scruncho (Anthony B. Mckinley)
- Exetta Harris
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