'Gunnin' for That #1 Spot' is set to go



The Tribeca Film Festival schedule has been finalized. Adam Yauch's film, Gunnin' for That #1 Spot, will premiere on April 28 at 6 p.m. at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. It will also be shown twice on May 3 at 2:30 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. at the AMC 19th St. East Theater. Tickets to see the film may be purchased at the Tribeca Film Festival's web site.

The Motion Picture Association of America has assigned the rating of "PG-13" to the film for language.

The film has already been screened by a number of critics. In an article titled "Nine Films: Simplifying Tribeca," New York Magazine hailed Yauch's film as one to see at the festival. Critic Sara Cardace writes:
Adam Yauch's first non-Beastie Boys project is a funked-up, fast-paced doc that uses 2006's "Elite 24" all-star game at Harlem's Rucker Park to highlight eight high-school superstars (likely lottery picks Michael Beasley and Kevin Love, and top Brooklyn prospect Lance Stephenson, among them). It's as much a snapshot of the contemporary basketball scene as it is a love letter to the famed uptown court. The soundtrack is, predictably, killer.

3 comments:

4:58 PM Spiffy D said...

I will be interested to see what the deal is with this film.

It helps that I love the subject matter.

Yauch should make a film about how badly I'd get schooled if I showed up at Rucker Park with my hiked-up white socks and neon green headband.

5:49 PM Hot Sauce said...

It's sad that I'm more interested in the soundtrack than the film.

I'm not much of a movie person.

6:06 PM Emily said...

I wish I lived near New York and could see the premiere and go to the talk MCA is doing.

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