Continuing in his eerily successful, beyond-the-grave career,
late rapper Tupac Shakur has a brand new film, “Tupac:
Resurrection,” opening this weekend. According to the movie’s Web
site, www.tupac-resurrection.com, video archives helped this
documentary style film trace the rapper’s life from childhood to
his untimely death. The movie uses surviving footage, including
home movies, never-before-seen concert footage, Shakur’s journal
entries and poetry to allow this iconic rapper to tell his story in
his own words.
The film is directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker
Lauren Lazin. Lazin is known for her work on PBS and MTV
documentaries like “Cribs,” “True Life” and “Uncensored.” Tupac’s
mom, Afeni Shakur, served as executive producer for the movie.
Peter Travers of “Rolling Stone” says “Tupac: Resurrection”
“hits hard” and “casts a spell.” Travers says: “Lazin’s remarkable
achievement is to catch Tupac in the act of discovering himself.
It’s something to see.”
“Tupac Resurrection” opens this Friday at theaters nationwide.
The soundtrack is currently available which features music from
Eminem, 50 Cent, The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac himself.