Stockholm Syndrome

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 105 MINUTES

STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

New York, Documentary, Music, Biography, Fashion

Harlem-bred Rakim Mayers rode a rocket to stardom as multi-platinum rapper A$AP Rocky, on the strength of his energetic performances, cutting edge fashion, and irreverent attitude. All of this came crashing to a halt in 2019 when he was thrown in a Stockholm prison following a violent altercation with a pair of local provocateurs. Stockholm Syndrome chronicles the meteoric rise of this contemporary trendsetter, capturing the exuberance of youth and urgency of hip-hop in equal parts, before taking a detour into darkness. 

With amazing access, the film reveals Rocky’s experience with the inequities of the Swedish judicial system and the dangers of stardom and scapegoating through a series of twists and turns, ultimately paralleling the need for prison reform in our own backyard. Directed by The Architects, the film blends archival footage with contemporary interviews, animation, and electrifying live concert footage to tell the astonishing story of how one of rap’s biggest superstars became embroiled in an international incident, leading to an unexpected political awakening. —Loren Hammonds

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Sun June 13 - 8:00 PM
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Available Mon June 14 - 6:00 PM
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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by The Architects

The Architects are collaborative filmmakers, thinkers, and builders.

Co-Producer
Kelsey Oluk
Executive Producer
Michael Cho, Mimi Rode, Osita Onugha, Tim Lee
Editor
David B. Guthrie, Kathryn Robson, Eric Alexander Hughes
Cinematographer
Pierce Robinson, Jeff Peterman
Producers
Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman
Cast
A$AP Rocky, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Tyler The Creator, Michèle Lamy, A$AP Ferg

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Terese Regan
Tribeca Festival
tregan@tribecafilm.com
Print Source
Matthew Perniciaro
Bow and Arrow Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323 368 5070
mp@bowandarrow.la