Rapper Nas recently previewed his new ‘Time Is Illmatic’ documentary and now reports claim the film has been picked up by Tribeca Film. The film will be available to the public later on this year.
According to a press release, Nas’ documentary will be available for the public in October.
“Tribeca Film announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to One9′s Time Is Illmatic, which had its world premiere as the opening night of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary is directed by multimedia artist, One9, written by Erik Parker and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh. Tribeca Film is planning a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release in October along with performances from NAS in select cities. Additionally an educational youth screening series will complement the release.” (Press Release)
Nas released a statement confirming a partnership with Robert De Niro’s company.
“I want to thank Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal & the Tribeca Film family for all of the love & support they’ve given Time Is Illmatic,” Nas stated. “It is an honor to be in partnership with them. I feel there is a cultural kinship bonded by the city of New York.” (Statement)