Sundance 2011: First Images from BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE and BUCK

     January 13, 2011

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We’ve been bringing you the first images from films that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, and today we have two films that will be premiering in-competition in the US Documentary category: Beats, Rhymes and Life and Buck. Beats, Rhymes and Life marks the feature directorial debut of actor Michael Rapaport (Hitch) and tells the story of the rise and influence of hip-hop band “A Tribe Called Quest.”

Buck focuses on horse trainer Buck Brannaman, who uses a non-violence technique that involves respect and trust to train his horses. To check out the images and a brief synopsis from each film, hit the jump. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 – 30th.

BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE

(Director: Michael Rapaport) – The story of the rise and influence of one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the collective known as A Tribe Called Quest.

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BUCK

(Director: Cindy Meehl) – In a story about the power of non-violence, master horse trainer Buck Brannaman uses principles of respect and trust to tame horses and inspire their human counterparts.

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And here are links to the first images from other films playing at Sundance:

  • Another Earth (starring William Mapother, Brit Marling, and Jordan Baker)
  • Becoming Chaz (directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato)
  • Benavides Born (starring Corina Calderon, Jeremy Ray Valdez, and Joseph Julian Soria)
  • Bobby Fischer Against the World (directed by Liz Garbus)
  • The Catechism Cataclysm (starring Steve Little, Robert Longstreet and Walter Dalton)
  • Cedar Rapids (starring John C. Reilly, Ed Helms, and Sigourney Weaver)
  • Circumstance (starring Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, and Reza Sixo Safai)
  • Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (starring Lisa Haas, Susan Ziegler and Jackie Monahan)
  • The Convincer (starring Greg Kinnear, Billy Crudup, and Alan Arkin)
  • Corman’s World (directed by Alex Stapleton)
  • The Details (starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, and Laura Linney)
  • The Devil’s Double (starring Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, and Mimoun Oaissa)
  • Granito (directed by Pamela Yates)
  • The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (directed by Morgan Spurlock)
  • HERE (starring Ben Foster, Lubna Azabal and Narek Nersisyan)
  • Higher Ground (starring Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes, and Dagmara Dominczyk)
  • Hobo with a Shotgun (starring Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, and Gregory Smith)
  • Homework (starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, and Michael Angarano)
  • I Melt With You (starring Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, and Jeremy Piven)
  • The Interrupters (directed by Steve James)
  • The Ledge (starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard, Christopher Gorham)
  • Life in a Day (directed by Kevin Macdonald, produced by Ridley Scott)
  • Like Crazy (starring Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston)
  • Little Birds (starring Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth, and Kyle Gallner)
  • Magic Trip (directed by Alex Gibney)
  • Margin Call (starring Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto, and Paul Bettany)
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene (starring Elizabeth Olsen, Hugh Dancy, and John Hawkes)
  • The Music Never Stopped (starring J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormond, and Cara Seymour)
  • My Idiot Brother (starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and Zooey Deschanel)
  • On The Ice (starring Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, Teddy Kyle Smith, Adamina Kerr, and Sierra Jade Sampson)
  • The Oregonian (starring Lindsay Pulsipher, Robert Longstreet, and Matt Olsen)
  • Pariah (starring Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker and Kim Wayans)
  • Perfect Sense (starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, and Ewen Bremner)
  • Reagan (directed by Eugene Jarecki)
  • Rebirth (directed by Jim Whitaker)
  • Red State (directed by Kevin Smith; Starring Michael Parks, John Goodman, and Melissa Leo)
  • Salvation Boulevard (starring Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, and Ed Harris)
  • Septien (starring Robert Longstreet, Onur Tukel and Michael Tully)
  • Take Shelter (starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain)
  • The Son of No One (starring Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, and Juliette Binoche)
  • These Amazing Shadows (directed by Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton)
  • Terri (starring Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly, and Creed Bratton)
  • Troll Hunters (starring Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, and Hans Morten Hansen)
  • Vampire (starring Kevin Zegers, Rachael Leigh Cook and Keisha Castle-Hughes)
  • Win Win (starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, and Jeffrey Tambor)
  • The Woman (starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers and Angela Bettis)
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