By Victor Payan
It takes exactly 42 seconds to realize that Destin Daniel Cretton’s standout debut feature, I Am Not a Hipster, is a San Diego film. That’s when the Casbah’s iconic black upholstered backdrop comes into view. It’s also when you realize that the music is going to be good, and the film is not going to be about hipsters.
Set in and around the vibrant North Park indie music and art scene, I Am Not a Hipster is scheduled to return to its home community for a week of screenings April 5-11 at the Media Arts Center San Diego’s new Digital Gym Cinema, located at 2921 El Cajon Blvd.
This heartfelt feature, which premiered to capacity screenings at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of singer-songwriter Brook Hyde, an Ohio transplant who has developed a loyal following in the San Diego music scene. [Read more…]