Time: September 23, 2011 at 7:15pm to September 25, 2011 at 7:45pm
Location: Academy of Music Theatre
Street: 274 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton, MA
Website or Map: http://www.academyofmusicthea…
Event Type: film
Organized By: UNITE
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2011
“BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST” is a documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Having released five gold and platinum selling albums within eight years, A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and are regarded as iconic pioneers of hip hop. The band's sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened millions of fans, whose appetite for the group's innovative musical stylings continues today.
During the third weekend in September, “BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST,” the award-winning documentary film, will bring you on an Award Tour on the BIG SCREEN at the Academy of Music for just three days: Friday September 23rd, Saturday the 24th, and Sunday the 25th.
A hard-core fan himself, Rapaport sets out on tour with A Tribe Called Quest in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country, almost ten years after the release of their last album, The Love Movement. As he travels with the band members (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White), Rapaport captures the story of how tenuous their relationship has become; how their personal differences and how unresolved conflicts continue to be a threat to their creative cohesion. When mounting tensions erupt backstage during a show in San Francisco, we get a behind-the-scenes look at their journey and contributions as a band and what currently is at stake for these long-time friends and collaborators.
Don’t miss your chance to witness the one and only A Tribe Called Quest on the big screen at the Academy of Music, in beautiful downtown Northampton.
Tickets are available at http://academyofmusictheatre.com, or from our sponsor:
-UNITE, 202 Main Street, Northampton
Screening Times for “BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE”
Friday September 23rd: 7:15 PM, 9:15 PM
Saturday September 24th: 5:15 PM, 7:15 PM, 9:15 PM
Sunday September 25th: 12:45 PM, 2:45 PM, 4:45 PM, 6:45 PM