Nas: Time Is Illmatic

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Press Contacts

Tribeca Film
Tammie Rosen, 212-941-2003, trosen@tribecaenterprises.com
Brandon Rohwer, 212-941-2038, brohwer@tribecafilm.com

Production Information

Release Date

VOD: Available on iTunes & VOD: October 3, 2014
Theatrical: Select theatrical release beginning October 1, 2014
New York: Empire 25 - October 1, 2014
Los Angeles: Burbank 30 - October 1, 2014
Atlanta: Phipps Place - October 2, 2014
Toronto: Southlake 24 - October 2, 2014
Austin: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar - October 2, 2014
Baltimore: Owings Mills - October 2, 2014
Baltimore: Charles - October 2, 2014
Charlotte: Carolina 22 - October 2, 2014
Charlotte: Concord 24 - October 2, 2014
Chicago: Crestwood - October 2, 2014
Chicago: Music Box - October 2, 2014
Dallas: Angelika Film Center - October 2, 2014
Denver: Highlands Ranch - October 2, 2014
Denver: Sie Film Center - October 2, 2014
Fairfax, VA: Angelika Mosaic - October 2, 2014
Ft Worth, TX: Grapevine 30 - October 2, 2014
Houston: Studio 30 - October 2, 2014
Houston: Sundance Cinemas - October 2, 2014
Houston: Mason Park - October 2, 2014
Houston: Vintage Park - October 2, 2014
Jacksonville: Ornage Park 24 - October 2, 2014
Miami: Aventura 24 - October 2, 2014
Miami: O Cinema - October 2, 2014
Milwaukee: Mayfair 18 - October 2, 2014
Minneapolis: Underground Film Festival - October 2, 2014
Nashville: Belcourt - October 2, 2014
Oakland: Parkway - October 2, 2014
Orlando: Altamonte Mall 18 - October 2, 2014
Phoenix: Film Bar - October 2, 2014
Plano: Angelika Film Center - October 2, 2014
Portland: Cinema 21 - October 2, 2014
Sacramento: Tower 3 - October 2, 2014
San Antonio: Rivercenter 11 - October 2, 2014
San Diego: Gaslamp 15 - October 2, 2014
San Diego: Town Square 14 - October 2, 2014
San Fancisco: Roxie - October 2, 2014
Seattle: Pacific Place - October 2, 2014
Seattle: Sundance Cinemas - October 2, 2014
St Louis: West Olive 16 - October 2, 2014
Toronto: Bell Lightbox - October 2, 2014
Washington: Angelika Pop-Up - October 2, 2014
Winston-Salem: A/perture Cinema - October 2, 2014
Chicago: Music Box - October 3, 2014
Miami: O Cinema - October 3, 2014
Oakland: Parkway - October 3, 2014
Nashville: Belcourt - October 3, 2014
Philadelpihia: Cherry Hill 24 - October 10, 2014
Washington: Capital Center 12 - October 10, 2014
Detroit: Fairlane 21 - October 10, 2014
Phoenix: The Film Bar - October 10, 2014
Houston: Studio 30 - October 10, 2014
Atlanta: Southlake 24 - October 10, 2014
Charlotte: Concord 24 - October 10, 2014
Baltimore: Charles - October 10, 2014
New York: Village 7 - October 10, 2014
Brooklyn: Nitehawk - October 10, 2014
Chicago: Country Club Hills - October 10, 2014
Portland: NW Film Center - October 11, 2014
Boston: Brattle - October 22, 2014
Pittsburgh: Row House Cinema - November 1, 2014
Vancouver: Rio Theater - December 1, 2014
Edmonton: Metro Cinema - February 3, 2015

Director
One9
Screenwriter
Erik Parker
Producer(s)
One9, Erik Parker and Anthony Saleh
Cast
Nas, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Pharrell Williams, Jabari "Jungle" Jones
Runtime
74 minutes

Synopsis

Twenty years after the release of Nas's landmark debut album 'Illmatic,' NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC captures the enduring spirit of the young generation that found a voice in his insightful poetry. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences — from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City that was heavily influenced by an era of racial and socio-political inequality—and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 19. Featuring interviews with his 'Illmatic' producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC is a thrilling account of Nas's evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.

Film Stills

Nas in Nas: Time is Illmatic distributed by Tribeca Film.

Image from the film NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC distributed by Tribeca Film. Credit: Ari Issler

Image from the film NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC distributed by Tribeca Film. Credit: Frank Larson

Image from the film NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC distributed by Tribeca Film. Credit: Danny Clinch

Image from the film NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC distributed by Tribeca Film. Credit: David Joseph

Image from the film NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC distributed by Tribeca Film. Credit: Nasir Jones