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Tribeca Film Fest Adds 'Beats, Rhymes & Life,' 'Old Fashioned Orgy,' 'Higher Ground' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 4:51 AM
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While the movie world is currently congregated in Austin for SXSW, New York based press will be heading back and getting their calendars out once again as the Tribeca Film Festival line up heats up. Today, organizers announced a whole new slate of films to the lineup and it features some intriguing premieres as well as some titles that have been making waves on the festival circuit.

Sony Pictures Classics Kicks It With 'Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 3:50 AM
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Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Wong Kar-Wai, Mike Leigh, Charlie Kaufman and....A Tribe Called Quest? Yep, it might seem like a strange fit but Sony Pictures Classics, usually home to decidedly arthouse fare, has picked up actor Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest."

Watch: Trailer For Michael Rapaport's (Really) Documentary About A Tribe Called Quest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2010 5:18 AM
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It's hard to quantify just how important A Tribe Called Quest is to hip-hop music, but the group stood apart from the harder edged gangsta rap of their contemporaries. The group were a singular act among their peers and, more anecdotally, if you need to liven up a party, "Can I Kick It?" is guaranteed to get everyone moving.

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