NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC
THE JOURNEY. THE MUSIC. THE LEGACY
SYDNEY PREMIERE December 12 + 13
Our good friends over at Groovescooter + Eastside 89.7FM are proud to present the Sydney cinema premiere of One9 + Erik Parker’s 2014 feature-length documentary film, NAS: Time Is Illmatic. Having already sold-out the Enmore Theatre Sydney leg of his 2015 Australian tour in January – where Nas will be performing the now classic album in full – we’re also glad to be able to offer his fans a chance to see this thoughtfully made film on the big screen after it opened the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.
Time Is Illmatic delves deep into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. It chronicles, twenty years on, how Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching for their voice in America. Nas takes viewers back to his neighbourhood to meet his family, and along the way we also meet Roxanne Shanté, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Pharrell Williams, Jabari “Jungle” Jones,Fab 5 Freddy, Pete Rock, Dr Cornel West, Busta Rhymes and others, who all feature in this “beautifully shot” [Billboard] exploration.
“Serves as a reminder of the potential and the promise that hip-hop truly holds." [LA Times].
NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC
Two Sydney Screenings Only
• 9.00pm, Friday 12 December
• 6.30pm, Saturday 13 December
Golden Age Cinema + Bar
Commonwealth St Surry Hills
Presented by Groovescooter, Eastside 89.7FM + Golden Age
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/974685612544761
"The final third is a crush of genius, with several Nas tracks (including his lovely, Michael Jackson-sampling It Ain’t Hard to Tell) receiving the kind of detailed breakdowns rare in pop-artist conversations." [Time Out NY]
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Groovescooter regularly premieres new music related films and documentaries in Sydney, often giving locals the first opportunity to see fresh music-related films in Australia. We were behind the Australian premiere of the Stones Throw story Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (months before it screened at SXSW) and also premiered Nicky Siano’s Love Is The Message well before its international release, alongside music docos like Brothers Hypnotic about the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Black Power Mixtape and more. Whether special pop-up screenings, within established film festivals like Antenna, Sydney Underground Film Festival or the Sydney Film Festival, Groovescooter’s screenings, Q&As and ABC-televised In Conversation series bring you the best in music related, indepth insights.