Directed by Adam Yauch. With Michael Beasley, Tyreke Evans, Bobbito Garcia and Jerryd Bayless. Distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories. 1 hour, 30 mins. PG-13 (profanity). Playing at: Ritz at the Bourse.
A basketball movie directed by a Beastie Boy, Gunnin' for That #1 Spot follows eight high school phenoms selected for the Elite 24 all-star game held at Rucker Park, the Harlem hoops mecca, in September 2006.
For roundball junkies and hip-hop heads, it's an enticing combination. The soundtrack uses Afrika Bambaataa, Public Enemy and Jay-Z to punctuate no-look passes and killer crossovers. The story, helmed by Adam Yauch, the rapper known as MCA whose previous feature was the Beastie Boys' 2006 concert film Awesome: I . . . Shot That!, focuses on ballers, including Chester, Pa., point guard Tyreke Evans, of whom greatness is expected.