Vienna-based sales outfit Autlook has taken worldwide rights to Michael Rapaport’s Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe CalledQuest.
The film tells the story of seminal New York hip-hop band, A Tribe Called Quest, formed in 1985 by Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White. It screened in Tribeca and was released theatrically in the US by Sony Pictures Classics, grossing over $1 million.
“This is one of the best music docs I’ve seen in years, it will become a classic and be watched by generations to come,” commented Autlook CEO Peter Jager.
Producer Edward Parks commented: “We’re excited about the strong positive reaction the film has received worldwide and thrilled to have an experienced documentary distributor like Autlook as our partner.”
SPC’s Dylan Leiner added: “A Tribe Called Quest has continuously found new fans for 20 years and counting and Beats, Rhymes and Life will have the same long tail for movie audiences around the world.”
Autlook has already started negotiations with theatrical distributors worldwide and will announce first sales around TIFF.