A Tribe Called Quest Film To Debut In Theaters July 8

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A Tribe Called Quest Film To Debut In Theaters July 8

The Michael Rapaport directed documentary will tour the country throughout the summer.

The controversial new documentary about legendary Hip Hop group A Tribe Called Quest entitled Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest is set to premier in front of audiences this summer. The film’s director, actor Michael Rapaport, has chosen to roll the film out in a road-show format, according to Billboard.com. This means the movie will hit different cities across the country throughout the summer.

Rapaport tells Billboard, “I'll be all over the place ­ wherever they want to send me… There was no time to wait. 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)."

The controversy surrounding the film has to do with Tribe member Q-Tip’s vocal dissatisfaction with the doc. Rapaport addressed the rapper’s concerns with Billboard, stating, “He was the leader of Tribe. But I'm making the movie and I have to make the final decisions. He's accustomed to making all of the decisions. I have thought about it a lot and if somebody made a movie as interpersonal as this about me, I don't know that I'd be pleased with someone else making the decisions. To me, it's a love letter to the band."

Beats, Rhymes & Life will premiere on July 8th in New York and Los Angeles. The full schedule for the film's entire run is below.

7/8  

NEW YORK  

Sunshine  

Empire  

Magic Johnson  

 

LOS ANGELES  

Arclight Hollywood  

Century City 15  

Criterion Santa Monica  

 

7/15  

 

SAN FRANCISCO  

Metreon  

Kabuki  

 

CHICAGO  

Century Centre  

River East  

CineArts Evanston  

 

WASHINGTON, DC  

E-Street  

Georgetown  

Bethesda Row  

Shirlington  

Magic Johnson  

 

7/22  

 

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  

 

7/29  

 

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  

 

8/5  

 

PHOENIX  

Tempe Marketplace  

 

MADISON  

Sundancen Cinemas  

 

MIAMI  

Regal South Beach  

 

ST. LOUIS  

Tivoli  

 

CLEVELAND  

Cedar Lee  

 

CINCINNATI  

Esquire

 

HONOLULU  

Kahala  

 

8/12  

 

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  

Manor  

 

RALEIGH-CHAPEL HILL  

Colony Raleigh  

Chelsea Chapel Hill

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