37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Defiant Ones

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This four-part HBO documentary series follows the partnership of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, from their beginnings as aspiring producer and musician, all the way to 2015 when they brokered one of the biggest deals in music history: the sale of Beats Electronics to Apple. The first installment traces the pasts of the two men individually, with both navigating challenging environments that would ultimately, and improbably, bring them together. Episode 3 shifts focus towards Dre’s debut solo album, The Chronic, his collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Tupac, and Iovine’s transition from music producer to music executive with the creation of Interscope Records. Discussion with director Allen Hughes, moderated by Mitch Levine

Supported by 101.3 Jamz

This film is part of the Race in America series presented by James Madison’s Montpelier and supported by Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts


Saturday, November 3


7:00 PM


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 4

Film Info

Director: Allen Hughes.

Runtime: 135 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2017

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Bono, Eminem, Ice Cube, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Kendrick Lamar, Nas.