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A Tribe Called Quest documentary, “Beats, Rhymes & Life” Hits Theaters July 8th

on June 22, 2011with 0 comments

 

Michael Rapaport will be hitting the road this summer with his documentary on hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest, “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” starting July 8 in New York City and Los Angeles.

The film, a Sony Pictures Classics release, will play 32 cities as it is released to a handful of theaters at a time. “Beats, Rhymes & Life” will play San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C., on its second week, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Atlanta beginning July 22.

The current run ends Aug. 12 when it premieres in 10 cities, among them New Orleans, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. The film screened twice at the Tribeca Film Festival.

We all know the story by now: In 2006, while attending a reunion show at L.A.’s Wiltern Theatre, Michael Rapaport decided he was the one to make this documentary, financing it with his own credit cards.

“There was no time to wait,” he said. “As an actor I have been a part of so many movies that seem like they are about to fall apart. The indie filmmakers who inspire me are the ones who go and do it, no matter what that means. Fortunately since then I have received (some financing).”

Using performances and interviews from the 2008 Rock the Bells festivals that they headlined, the four members of A Tribe Called Quest trace their history from the borough of Queens to the formation of the group in 1988 and the release of five albums between 1990 and 1998. Considered the most artistically ambitious rap group of the 1990s, “Beats, Rhymes & Life” is also the title of Tribe’s only No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200.

Here is the theatrical release schedule for “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest”:

JULY 8:

NEW YORK

Sunshine

Empire

Magic Johnson

LOS ANGELES

Arclight Hollywood

Century City 15

Criterion Santa Monica

JULY 15

SAN FRANCISCO

Metreon

Kabuki

CHICAGO

Century Centre

River East

CineArts Evanston

WASHINGTON, DC

E-Street

Georgetown

Bethesda Row

Shirlington

Magic Johnson

JULY 22:

SAN DIEGO

Hillcrest

BOSTON

Kendall Square

Boston Commons

Embassy Waltham

PHILADELPHIA

Ritz 5

Ritz Center Voorhees

MINNEAPOLIS

Uptown

ATLANTA

Midtown

Phipps Plaza

SAN FRANCISCO – ADD ONS

Shattuck

Century Mountain View

Marin Sausalito

CineArts Santana Row San Jose

JULY 29:

DALLAS

Angelika

Angelika Plano

HOUSTON

Edwards Greenway

AUSTIN

Violet Crown

Arbor


SEATTLE

Pacific Place

Metro

Lincoln Square Bellevue


PORTLAND

Cinema 21

MILWAUKEE

Oriental

DETROIT

Uptown Birmingham

AUGUST 5:

PHOENIX

Tempe Marketplace

MADISON

Sundance Cinemas

MIAMI

Regal South Beach

ST. LOUIS

Tivoli

CLEVELAND

Cedar Lee


CINCINNATI

Esquire

HONOLULU

Kahala

AUGUST 12:

SAN ANTONIO

Bijou

AMC Huebner


COLUMBUS

Gateway

AMC Lennox


DAYTON

Neon Movies


KANSAS CITY

Palace

AMC Studio Olathe


SALT LAKE CITY

Broadway


INDIANAPOLIS

Keystone Art

PITTSBURGH

Regent

NEW ORLEANS

Canal Place

Elmwood

CHARLOTTE

The Manor Theater

RALEIGH-CHAPEL HILL

Colony Raleigh

Chelsea Chapel Hill

 

 

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