Friday, July 15 E Street Cinema will host a limited engagement run of the much talked about new documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest. Directed by Michael Rapaport, the film explores one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Filmed in 2008 when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country, almost ten years after the release of their last album, the film captures the story of how their personal differences and unresolved conflicts continue to be a threat to their creative cohesion according to press notes.
Archive for July, 2011
This summer the Atlas Theater Summer Film Series continues to sizzle. Since June the series has offered a wonderful variety of films for everyone. Films are screen Thursday (gay themed), Friday (musicals), Saturday (family), and Sunday (Spike Lee joints). Upcoming films include Paris Is Burning, Michael Jackson: This Is It, Crooklyn and the very fitting classic for DC this summer Do the Right Thing. View the complete schedule and get your tickets here.
The DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary July 11 through July 16 at various venues around Washington including Arena Stage and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage. The festival features some of the very best expressions of hip hop art, music, dance and word. Highlighting the festival this year is two performances of Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s new piece Word Becomes Flesh Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16 at 8pm, at Dance Place, 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC. View a complete listing of shows here.