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6/08/2005

 
MOS DEF, THE ROOTS, NOTORIOUS B.I.G., J-5, PHAROAHE MONCH, PLANET ASIA, LORD FINESSE, AND THE LAST POETS APPEAR

IN THE AWARD WINNING AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIP-HOP FILM ENTITLED FREESTYLE: THE ART OF RHYME

Produced by the same filmmakers who made the 2005 Sundance Audience
Award Winning documentary film "Murderball". Directed by Kevin Fitzgerald
aka DJ Organic who started shooting in 1993 at the now famous Good Life
& Project Blowed Open-Mics in LA and created along with other
filmmakers a hip-hop festival tour, establishing the movie has an underground
classic! After having a brief but successful theatrical run, and short
preview on MTV Networks/Vh-1, was released on DVD last week in the US
by Palm Pictures (Scratch); in the UK on July 4th, and in Canada via
Sony/BMG on July 16th. Selling out almost every screening it ever had,
even beating out Napoleon Dynamite in its opening weekend as the #4
indie. film in the US box office.

To book a screening and/in-store please go to:
http://www.organicfilms.com/booking.htm

To Order a Copy the DVD go to:
http://www.organicfilms.com

Or call: 1-800-343-5540

THE NEW YORK TIMES A.O. SCOTT
hails the film as Joyful! Ferocious! A celebration of the verbal
artistry of hip-hop. And a rousing education in an art form that is too
often misunderstood.

WINNER HBO Best Documentary Award, Urban World Film Festival
WINNER Best Documentary & Audience Award, Pan African Film Festival
WINNER Special Jury Prize, Documentary Film, Florida Film Festival
WINNER Best Documentary & Maverick Award, Woodstock Film Festival

http://www.freestylethemovie.com/

KEVIN CRUST of THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
writes: "Intriguing, innovative and well structured. Harnesses the
energy of this creative culture by drawing you in, accomplishing the rare
feat of making the creative process interesting while telling a story"

Pictures:
http://www.palmpictures.com/b2b/theatrical/freestyle/index.htm

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
Slamdance Film Festival
Vancouver Documentary Film Festival
Rio De Janeiro International Film Festival
Cambridge Film Festival
SXSW Film Festival

WIN $500 & a Panasonic D-Snap Camera by Posting your own Freestyle on:
http://www.cybercipher.textamerica.com/

Banners for online: http://www.palmpictures.com/b2b/banners.htm

Soundtrack / Mix Tape available via KSDMusic.com

The Hip-Hop Film Festival /
Center for Hip-Hop Education
http://www.centerforhiphop.com
press@hiphopfilmfestival.com

U.S. Press & Media contacts:

Daniela
@ J Goldstein PR
127 West 72nd Street, Suite 2R
New York, NY
Tel: 212-580-4600
daniela@jgoldsteinpr.com

Priscilla Chatman
[Judy Hutson]
Pretty Special
212-873-1379
prettyspecialinc@aol.com




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