Tribeca Film Festival: BEATS RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Comes Home

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Tribeca Film Festival: BEATS RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST slice

After setting heads nodding and knees bouncing in unison at Sundance, Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest got a Tribeca Film Festival crowd moving to the beat and, occasionally, to tears, for its homecoming screening.  Shown in the city that gave rise to the documentary’s titular characters, the New York premiere had a distinctly family vibe.

Hit the jump for audio and highlights from one of the festival’s liveliest q&a sessions all week.  Director Michael Rapaport and ATCQ members Malik Taylor (a.k.a. Phife Dawg) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (seeing the film on a big screen for the 1st time) took the stage after the packed screening at the festival’s biggest venue: the Borough of Manhattan Community College Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Sony Pictures Classics Picks up Michael Rapaport’s Documentary BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

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One of the films I wish I got a chance to see at Sundance this year was Michael Rapaport’s documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.  I’m not as familiar with A Tribe Called Quest as I want to be and I only heard positive things about the documentary from those who saw it.

Now it looks like I’ll have a chance to see it thanks to the folks at Sony Pictures Classics who have acquired the North American distribution rights to the flick, which documents the behind-the-scenes world of the influential alternative rap group.  Hit the jump for the full press release.

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