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8 BAR – THE EVOLUTION OF GRIME

8 BAR – THE EVOLUTION OF GRIME

8 BAR – THE EVOLUTION OF GRIME

  • Directed by Ewen Spencer
  • BFI London Film Festival 2021
  • 2021 | 93mins | UK | rated (15)

Tickets Only Available via BFI London Film Festival Website.

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This intriguing and expansive documentary looks at the complex history and impact of Grime, tracking its enormous influence and resonance on modern UK music and culture.


From its DIY collaborative origins in London council estates and pirate radio, via its intricate musical influences, to a complicated emergence into the mainstream, this immersive and exciting documentary tracks the evolution of Grime music. With extraordinary access to the key originators, producers and musicians from the subculture, as well as behind the scenes footage and a wealth of archive, the film combines a nuanced overview of the genre with a vivid sense of its socio-political context and impact across three decades of rocky UK history and reactionary politics. By turns warm, funny and moving, this is essential viewing for fans of Grime and newcomers alike.