Time Warner Foundation Celebrates Filmmakers

May. 8, 2014

Last week, the Time Warner Foundation hosted its first ever New Works New Voices Film Festival featuring three films from filmmakers who participated in programs supported by the Time Warner Foundation.  Opening night featured the film Time is Illmatic, a documentary film told through the lens of rapper Nas and his bluesman father, Olu Dara. The film, which deconstructs Nas' indelible rap album Illmatic and the socioeconomic and cultural conditions that inspired it, opened the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.  The following two days featured Obvious Child by Gillian Robespierre and Drunktown’s Finest by Sydney Freeland.  Obvious Child and Drunktown's Finest both premiered this past January at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.