Downer TheatreSat, Sep 28, 2013 12:00 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Runtime:122 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:George Tillman, Jr.
Cast:Jamal Woolard
Derek Luke
Angela Bassett
Anthony Mackie
Mohamed Dione
Executive Producer:Sean Combs
Producer:Wayne Barrow
Trish Hofmann
Mark Pitts
Robert Teitel
Voletta Wallace
Screenwriter:Reggie Rock Bythewood
Cheo Hodari Coker
Cinematographer:Michael Grady
Editor:Steven Rosenblum
Dirk Westervelt
The sensational journey of Chris Wallace (aka The Notorious B.I.G.) from street hustler to one of hip-hop's all-time greats is chronicled in this propulsive biopic from director George Tillman Jr. As the film peels back the mythic image that has surrounded the influential musician, we watch Sean "Puffy" Combs turn B.I.G. (a remarkable turn from Jamal Woolard) into an overnight sensation only for him to learn "mo' money, mo' problems," leading to his being senselessly gunned down at 24. Great supporting turns (Anthony Mackie, Angela Bassett) and sharp pacing lead this beat-infused celebration of a cultural icon that’s sure to hypnotize.