Lil Buck Brings ‘Memphis Jookin’ to Tribeca Film Festival

Alongside Louis Wellecan, the director of the new documentary “Lil Buck: Real Swan,” Charles ‘Lil Buck’ Riley said he wants the new film ー premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival ー to bring attention to the dance form, Memphis Jookin, as well as the city from which it has sprung.

Charles “Lil Buck” Riley has made the transition from Memphis street dancer to global ingenue for brands, musicians, and filmmakers look easy. The same can’t be said for the intricate style of dance he’s most famous for: Memphis Jookin.

Speaking to Cheddar Monday alongside Louis Wellecan, the director of the new documentary “Lil Buck: Real Swan,” Riley said he wants the new film ー premiering this week at the Tribeca Film Festival ー to bring attention to the dance form as well as the city from which it has sprung. “The world gets to know about Memphis and what we have to offer,” he said.

Wallecan, in his first U.S. interview, said, “The first time I entered the dance studio and I saw Lil Buck dancing, I really knew I wanted to make a film about him.”

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