Dark City Beneath the Beat

TT The Artist

TT The Artist



United States


Feature film




1 h 5 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards


International Showcase


Activism, Black, Performing Arts, Queer, RE:Focus

Marketed as an audiovisual experience, Dark City Beneath the Beat explores Baltimore club culture through profiles of the city’s rising DJs, dancers, producers, and artists.

The musical odyssey kicks off with a vivid assortment of local club icons whose collective dream is to use their art for the betterment of the community. Baltimore’s culture landscape and social climate are the inspiration for many of the film’s imaginative segments. Each artist is given a turn to show off their skills, which range from beat production to intense dance choreography. While the film does not shy away from addressing Baltimore’s clash with drugs and violence, the artistic montages leaves an impression of hope during uncertain times.

Dark City’s good intentions shine through with nonstop needle drops and eye-popping visuals. As far as music documentaries go, this is far from a passive experience. Turn up the volume and get ready to dance.

Oct 1st, Noon to Oct 11th, 11:59 PM (ET)


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