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Nas’ Illmatic Documentary Will Screen in Theaters Across the U.S. for One Night Only


Image Courtesy Island Def JamNas continues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his classic album Illmatic.  A documentary about the album, Time Is Illmatic, made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.  It’s getting a limited release next month at theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, but it also will be coming to a theater near you, if only for one night.

The rapper tweeted the news that the film will screen in 40 theaters countrywide on October 2. The project chronicles the recording process of his critically acclaimed album and features commentary from his peers including Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, and Pharrell.  For more information visit the film’s website.

In addition, the rapper will embark on a North American tour in October — tickets are available via

Here’s a list of the locations for the Time is Illmatic one-day screenings:

Atlanta, GA, AMC Phipps Plaza, AMC Southlake 24
Austin, TX, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
Baltimore, MD, Charles Theatre, AMC Owings Mills 17
Charlotte, NC, AMC Carolina Pavilion 22, AMC Concord Mills 24
Chicago, IL, AMC Loews Crestwood 8, Music Box Theatre
Dallas, TX, Angelika Film Center
Denver, CO, AMC Highlands Ranch 24, Sie Film Center
Fairfax, VA, Angelika Film Center Mosaic
Fort Worth, TX, AMC Grapevine 30
Houston, TX, Sundance Cinemas, AMC Studio 30, Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park, Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
Jacksonville, FL, AMC Orange Park 24
Miami, FL, O Cinema Wynwood, AMC Aventura 24
Milwaukee, WI, AMC Mayfair Mall 18
Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
Nashville, TN, Belcourt Theatre
Oakland, CA, The New Parkway Theater
Orlando, CA, AMC Altamonte Mall 18
Phoenix, AZ, AMC Arrowhead 14
Plano, TX, Angelika Film Center
Portland, OR, Cinema 21
Sacramento, CA, Tower Theatre
San Antonio, TX, AMC Rivercenter 11
San Diego, CA, Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, Reading Cinemas Town Square 14
San Francisco, CA, Roxie Theatre
Seattle, WA, Sundance Cinemas, AMC Pacific Place 11
St. Louis, MO, AMC West Olive 16
Toronto, ON, TIFF Bell Lightbox – on sale 10/26
Washington, DC, Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market
Winston-Salem, NC, a/perture cinema

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