Rapper French Montana’s upcoming documentary about his experiences as an immigrant has been generating a lot of buzz recently. The film will make its premiere at Tribeca later this month and Montana just announced on Instagram that a very special guest will present it. “FROM A SMALL VILLAGE IN AFRICA TO ROBERT DE NIRO PRESENTING YOUR LIFE STORY AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL. JUNE 16th. NYC !!!! ALLAH IS THE GREATEST.” The documentary called For Khadija tells French Montana’s life story of immigrating to America and growing up in The Bronx.
The announcement came with a video of DeNiro and Tribeca and fellow Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal. In the video, they discuss this year’s slate of films and their satisfaction with the selections. For Khadija is one of several musical films playing at the festival. French Montana is also giving a live performance after the screening. The film centers around New York life and makes sense for Tribeca, the city’s staple film festival. In the video DeNiro notes “To me, being part of the fabric of the city and so on is everything and tradition, and hopefully it will last as long as the city is here — and the city should be here forever.”
French Montana’s Big Premiere
The film is directed by Rap Caviar Presents alum Mandon Lovett and tells the story of French Montana’s journey from rags to riches. Along the way, the film tells stories of Montana being shot and his friend Max B getting sentenced to 75 years in jail. The movie doesn’t currently have a confirmed date for wider release but its Tribeca debut is scheduled for June 16th.
French Montana has also kept busy musically. The film will get an accompanying soundtrack in time for its wider release and he shared the first taste of it just this week. I Can’t Lie sees him teaming up with Kodak Black and producer London On Da Track. The track is full of rags-to-riches lyrics that go perfectly with the story of the upcoming documentary. Are you excited to see French Montana’s life story in his new documentary? Let us know in the comments.