• Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

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Release Date: November 14th, 2003

DVD Release Date: June 15th, 2004

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Using interviews, photographs and home movies, this documentary presents the life of rapper Tupac Shakur. His mother, Afeni, is a Black Panther who spends part of her pregnancy in jail. Growing up in a politicized atmosphere, Shakur attends a performing arts high school in Baltimore, where he begins rapping. Success comes early, as do a series of legal problems, with arrests and accusations of violence against women leading up to his meteoric rise to fame and still-unsolved 1996 murder.

Director: Lauren Lazin

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: MTV Films, Amaru Entertainment Inc.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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  • A poet warrior of the first order emerges in this riveting chronicle of the brief life and times of rap superstar Tupac Shakur. show more

  • It's a compelling piece of propaganda that argues for Shakur, whose 1996 murder in Las Vegas at age 25 remains unsolved, as a complicated individual, ambitious artist and magnetic personality by using the most persuasive weapons at its command: Tupac himself. show more

  • As you listen to his uncanny narration of Tupac: Resurrection, which is stitched together from interviews, you realize you're not listening to the usual self-important vacancies from celebrity Q&As, but to spoken prose of a high order, in which analysis, memory and poetry come together seamlessly in sentences and paragraphs that sound as if they were written. show more

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