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Supporting the Docs

Supporting the Docs

According to Variety, the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival will open with Time is Illmatic, a documentary that explores the hip-hop musician Nas and his album Illmatic which debuted in 1994.

Film fests are independent films’ life and blood. It’s how their creators get seen and recognized for all of their hard work. Tribeca, which opened in 2002, has a track record for being the ideal premiere location for documentaries. Past premieres include the Elton John doc The Union and Mistaken for Strangers.

Time is Illmatic was funded in part by the Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access Program. A nonprofit loosely affiliated with the fest, that dedicates it’s time to funding independent films with potential by giving out grants from $10,000 to $15,000.

I will be going, on the behalf of HFI, to this year’s Tribeca Film Fest, which starts April 16th and runs through April 27th. While I will not be there to see Time is Illmatic, I am excited to bring reviews, interviews and coverage of the first weekend to

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