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Sample This (2013)

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Synopsis

Unknown music producer Michael Viner brought together the greatest studio musicians of the 1970's to create an album that ultimately went nowhere... until the summer of 1973, when DJ Herc took the percussion breaks from that obscure album and extended them by playing them back to back. His beats became an anthem on the streets of the Bronx and ultimately the genre of Hip Hop, becoming one of the most sampled tracks in history and used by artists from Will Smith and Missy Elliot to Amy Winehouse and Jay-Z.

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 13th, 2013 (Limited) by GoDigital, Inc.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Music Industry, Hip Hop and Rap, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Propinquity Films
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Michael Viner    Himself

Narrator(s)

Gene Simmons    Narrator

Interviewee(s)

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson    Questlove
King Errisson    Himself
Jerry Butler    Himself
Freda Payne    Herself
Grandmaster Caz    Himself
Melle Mel    Himself
Roosevelt Grier    Himself
Afrika Bambaataa    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Dan Forrer    Screenwriter
Bob Burris    Producer
Michael Levine    Editor
Philip Hurn    Director of Photography
Perry Botkin Jr.    Composer

A Sampling of Limited Releases

September 13th, 2013

The list of new limited releases is shorter than it was last week, but there are more films earning Award-worthy reviews this week than there were last week. Wadjda, Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, Sample This, and Blue Caprice are all either above 90%, or very close to it. Of those four, Blue Caprice has the best shot at breakout success, but I hope they all thrive in limited release. More...

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