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    2014 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Announces Lineup

    ´╗┐For a number of years, the Tribeca Film Festival has managed to combine its appreciation for independent films with its appreciation for sports. In a partnership with ESPN that began in 2006, Tribeca Enterprises now announces its lineup for the 2014 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. Focusing on i...

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    Chris Columbus Plays Ball, Michael Rapaport Goes Noir & Brad Peyton Shakes The Earth For New Directing Gigs

    No stranger to film adaptations, John Grisham is set to get another check in the mail courtesy of Chris Columbus, who has officially signed on to write and direct the adaptation of the author's “Calico Joe.” The novel, released earlier this year, revolves around the world of baseball...

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    Michael Rapaport Takes A Look Back At 'Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest'

    One of the most acclaimed documentary films of the year, and decidedly a Playlist team favorite, "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest,” Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, has had a stellar reception from audiences and critics. A thorough, honest and emotio...

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    Michael Rapaport Talks The Heart, Soul, Conflicts & Issues Of A Tribe Called Quest

    Exclusive: To say filmmaker Michael Rapaport hasn't had an easy time in the press with his new documentary "Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest" is a bit of an understatement, but don't get it twisted. Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, reviews about the seminal '90s hip-hop group -- which included members Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad -- have been glowing (it has an excellent 95% RT score). But like most longtime fans of the group, after they suddenly called it quits in 1998, actor and hip hop music aficionado Michael Rapaport was deeply affected by their spli...

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    Review: 'Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest' Is Engrossing & Real

    The following is a reprint of our review that ran during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. The film opens in limited release this weekend, Friday, July 8th.

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    Beefs & Brotherhood: Michael Rappaport Calls A Tribe Called Quest Dynamic "Emotionally Complex"

    Director Says Hip-Hop Group's Relationship Is Complicated Both Off And On The ScreenIf you're one of the lucky few that has seen the hip-hop documentary "Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest," perhaps at either the Sundance or Tribeca film festivals, you know the film is a knock-...

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

    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 guarante...

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