Adam Yauch's film to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Yesterday the Tribeca Film Festival announced the spotlight and showcase films for this year's festival. Adam Yauch's documentary, Gunnin' for That #1 Spot, is one of the spotlight films premiering at the festival. A press release by the festival provided the following information:
Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot, directed by Adam Yauch. (USA) - World Premiere, Documentary. Rucker Park. The mecca for all street basketball players. In Beastie Boy Yauch’s super-energized and highly musical documentary, eight of the country’s top 24 high school players participate in the first “Elite 24” tournament on the same court that helped turn Dr. J, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain into legends. An Oscilloscope Pictures Release. Part of the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.

The festival will take place April 23 - May 4, 2008, in Lower Manhattan.

Register to receive email updates from Oscilloscope Pictures at Gunninmovie.com.

15 comments:

3:35 PM pshabi said...

Can't wait to see this. Hoops forever, y'all!!!!

3:59 PM Hot Sauce said...

This film is right up your alley, pshabi. :D

4:06 PM funkyfour said...

has he been working on the bball movie or gala dvd?

4:10 PM Hot Sauce said...

Hmm...I assumed when they did the last radio show and said Yauch was editing that he was working on the Detroit/Chicago gala event dvd, but perhaps he was working on the basketball documentary instead. Gee, maybe we won't be getting that gala dvd afterall.

4:21 PM Emily said...

Congrats to MCA!!

4:37 PM Spiffy D said...

Look how Skip to My Loo is repping Rucker Park in the NBA right now. Houston Rockets are getting it done without the Great Wall of China (Yao Ming.)

5:45 PM Triple Trouble said...

Oh goodie. We can look forward to a photo of Yauch with De Niro.

9:04 PM Tigermama said...

I want to see the movie. I'm not a huge fan of basketball but I like documentaries. I wish Yauch much success!

9:09 PM Music said...

Any word on a new Beastie Boys song on the soundtrack?

9:16 PM Hot Sauce said...

No clue...

I would be very surprised if there were.

9:30 PM Doc said...

I'll ask you: What is a "highly musical documentary"?

Hopefully one of our New York friends will get to the festival!

9:47 PM Hot Sauce said...

I dunno. Lots o' songs with bass? ;P

9:49 PM Hot Sauce said...

The movie synoposis says "raw hip hop music."

10:17 PM Jeremy S. said...

I am really interested in this film, it sounds pretty good and it will be a good thing to see Yauch actually have a full length film out. I also wanted to comment on the drunken hero picture on tumblr. haha, I'd give my left nut to have that happen to me back in the 80's, at the age I am now of course, because a 1 year old shouldn't be participating in that debaucherie.

10:41 PM B.G. said...

Two emails from Yauch in 24 hours! I hope he puts a poster download on the website like he did for AIFST.

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