Holler If Ya Hear Me: Tupac Resurrection & Toronto Poetry Project


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Sep 7, 2019 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:112 min
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Lauren Lazin


The Toronto Poetry Project, the people behind the wildly popular Toronto Story Slam, join us for a screening and live performance inspired by the life and art of Tupac Shakur on the anniversary of the day he was infamously shot in 1996.

Over 20 years after his death, Tupac Shakur endures as one of hip-hop’s most iconic figures and its most powerful enigma. Guided by the beloved rapper’s own words, this posthumously released “self portrait” helps demystify the charismatic—yet often contradictory—persona of the West Coast souljah poet, tracing a life story self-defined by “ambition, violence, redemption, and love.” Featuring never-before-seen concert footage, interviews and home movies, the Oscar-nominated film Tupac Resurrection is a deeply authentic look at a brilliant and rebellious voice whose voice changed music—and, by extension, pop culture—forever.

Featuring a pre-screening spoken word performance by Eddie Lartey and Jayda Marley introduced by SPIN El Poeta.

Promotional Partners: A Different Booklist, JAYU and Regent Park Film Festival

Additional Information

Nominee, Best Documentary—2005 Academy Awards

“Analysis, memory and poetry come together seamlessly.” – Roger Ebert