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Made You Look Film Series: “Nas: Time Is Illmatic” Screening and Q&A

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Event hosted by: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Event hosted by: Hip-Hop Education Center

Event hosted by: SVA Theatre

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Hip-Hop Education Center, and SVA Theatre present the Hip-Hop Film Series.

Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

Directed by One9 and Written by Erik Parker

The opening movie of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Nas: Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. 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 — 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.

A Q&A with director One9, writer Erik Parker, and musician Roxanne Shante will follow the screening.

Hip-Hop Education Center founder Martha Diaz will introduce the screening.

Nas: Time Is Illmatic is unrated by the MPAA and runs 74 minutes.  Some material may be inappropriate for children.  Children under the age of 8 may not be admitted.

Doors will open approximately 30-45 minutes prior to the event.  Seating is general admission.

Ticket Information

Please Note: On 6/22/17, the producers of this event decided to make the screening free and open to the public. If you purchased tickets before this date, you will be guaranteed seats. Free registrations (which are not necessary) do not guarantee seating, which will be first-come, first-served.

For those who purchased tickets, your Eventbrite ticket — either printed or displayed on your smartphone — is required for entrance.

Please note:  There are no refunds or exchanges. Late seating is at the discretion of management. Q&A participants are subject to change.