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A Tribe Called Quest documentary gets nationwide release

on April 27, 2011, 5:25pm

Tonight, New York audiences get a chance to screen the new Michael Rappaport-directed, A Tribe Called Quest documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, but Billboard has just revealed that a nice chunk of the country is also going to get to see the film – which our own Winston Robbins declared as the “best film at Sundance” – for themselves in just a few weeks.

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest will be screened for the general public in New York and Los Angeles on July 8th and is set to receive rolling releases over the following weeks in markets like San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.

Over 34 cities are included in the itinerary, which spreads the film as far west as Hawaii, as far north as Washington State, and all the way South to Miami, Florida. The last round of releases happens on August 12th when the film is slated to hit municipalities like San Antonio, New Orleans, and Kansas City.

Despite a band-issued statement supporting the release of the film when it debuted at Sundance months ago, much has still been made about Q-Tip’s gripes with the documentary, and even Rappaport has admitted to being a bit rattled by some of the negativity surrounding the release. “I expected to fight the finances, the studios, even the subjects a bit, but I didn’t know how bloody it would get,” he told Rolling Stone earlier this week. The 41-year-old comic actor turned director added that the band hasn’t seen the final cut with an audience yet and that he hopes that they will see the overall positive depiction of the band that he’s attempted to convey on screen. “It’s my love letter to them,” he said. “I hope we get past all this.”

See how lovey-dovey it really is at one of the releases listed below. Tickets to see tonight’s (and tomorrow’s) screening at the Tribeca Film Festival can be had here.

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest release schedule:
07/08 – New York, NY @ Sunshine
07/08 – New York, NY @ Empire
07/08 – New York, NY @ Magic Johnson
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Arclight Hollywoof
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Century City 15
07/08 – Los Angeles, CA @Criterion Santa Monica
07/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Metreon
07/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Kabuki
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Century Centre
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ River East
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ CineArts Evanston
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ E- Street
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Georgetown
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Bethesda Row
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Shirlington
07/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Magic Johnson
07/22 – San Diego, CA @ Hillcrest
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Kendall Square
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Boston Commons
07/22 – Boston, MA @ Embassy Waltham
07/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ritz 5
07/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ritz Center Voorhees
07/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Uptown
07/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Midtown
07/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Phipps Plaza
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Shattuck
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Century Mountain View
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Marin Sausalito
07/22 – San Francisco, CA @ CineArts Santaana Row San Jose
07/29 – Dallas, TX @ Angelika
07/29 – Dallas, TX @ Angelika Plano
07/29 – Houston, TX @ Edwards Greenway
07/29 – Austin, TX @ Violet Crown
07/29 – Austin, TX @ Arbor
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Pacific Place
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Metro
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Licoln Square Bellevue
07/29 – Portland, OR @ Cinema 21
07/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Oriental
07/29 – Detroit, MI @ Uptown Birmingham
08/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Marketplace
08/05 – Madison, WI @ Sundancen Cinemas
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Regal South Beach
08/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Tivoli
08/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Cedar Lee
08/05 – Cincinatti, OH @ Esquire
08/05 – Honolulu, HI @ Kahala
08/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Bijou
08/12 – San Antonio, TX @ AMC Huebner
08/12 – Columbus, OH @ Gateway
08/12 – Columbus, OH @ AMX Lennox
08/12 – Dayton, OH @ Neon Movies
08/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Palace
08/12 – Kansas City, MO @ AMC Studio Olathe
08/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Broadway
08/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Keystone Art
08/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Regent
08/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Canal Place
08/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Elmwod
08/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Manor
08/12 – Raleigh, NC @ Colony Raleigh
08/12 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Chelsea Chapel Hill

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