The documentary, Nas: Time is Illmatic about the iconic debut album, Illmatic from Nas will be released in select theaters nationwide for one-night only on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
The doc will be released in Los Angeles and New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 and then, to iTunes, on demand and through other VOD providers on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
Nas’ fans and moviegoers will get a behind the scenes making of his groundbreaking, landmark debut album and one of hip-hop’s most influential albums to date.
He will take moviegoers on a journey behind his creative process, his upbringing and where he grew up in Queensbridge, and who influenced him.
He will share how the New York City hip-hop scene and his father, jazz musician Olu Dara inspired him. But he will also share how he had to overcome obstacles with his major labeling signing at 19.
Multimedia artist One9 steps foot into the role of director and producer while Erik Parker wrote the script for the film, and he helped produced the film as did Anthony Saleh.
The Ford Foundation’s JustFilms, Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access program, and Hennessy V.S. supported the film. All of the parties wanted to help bring Nas’ inspiring story behind one of the greatest hip-hop album’s to audiences nationwide.
The screenings nationwide are below:
Atlanta, GA AMC Phipps Plaza Buy Tickets
AMC Southlake 24 Buy Tickets
Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Buy Tickets
Baltimore, MD Charles Theatre Buy Tickets
AMC Owings Mills 17 Buy Tickets
Charlotte, NC AMC Carolina 22 Buy Tickets
AMC Concord 24 Buy Tickets
Chicago, IL AMC Loews Crestwood 8 Buy Tickets
Music Box Buy Tickets
Dallas, TX Angelika Film Center Buy Tickets
Denver, CO AMC Highlands Ranch 24 Buy Tickets
Sie Film Center Buy Tickets
Fairfax, VA Angelika Film Center Mosaic Buy Tickets
Fort Worth, TX AMC Grapevine 30 Buy Tickets
Houston, TX Sundance Cinemas Tickets on Sale Soon
AMC Studio 30 Buy Tickets
Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park Buy Tickets
Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park Tickets on Sale Soon
Jacksonville, FL AMC Orange Park 24 Buy Tickets
Miami, FL O Cinema Wynwood Buy Tickets
AMC Aventura 24 Buy Tickets
Milwaukee, WI AMC Mayfair Mall 18 Buy Tickets
Minneapolis, MN Undergound Film Festival Buy Tickets
Nashville, TN Belcourt Theatre Buy Tickets
Oakland, CA The New Parkway Theater Buy Tickets
Orlando, FL AMC Altamonte Mall 18 Buy Tickets
Phoenix, AZ AMC Arrowhead 14 Buy Tickets
Plano, TX Angelika Film Center Buy Tickets
Portland, OR Cinema 21 Buy Tickets
Sacramento, CA Tower Theatre Buy Tickets
San Antonio, TX AMC Rivercenter 11 Buy Tickets
San Diego, CA Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 Buy Tickets
Reading Cinemas Town Square 14 Buy Tickets
San Francisco, CA Roxie Theatre Buy Tickets
Seattle, WA Sundance Cinemas Tickets on Sale Soon
AMC Pacific Place 11 Buy Tickets
St. Louis, MO AMC West Olive 16 Buy Tickets
Toronto, ON TIFF Bell Lightbox On Sale September 26
Washington, DC Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market Buy Tickets
Winston-Salem, NC a/parture Cinema Buy Tickets