Pete is a Brooklyn DJ and musician waiting for the big break that will allow him to quit his day-job delivering beer for his girlfriend Becca’s father. When Pete finds his way into the world of beatboxing and begins to get traction under the mentorship of the lovely signer Rye, it seems that his moment to shine is just around the corner. Nothing comes easily, however. A thrilling genre, with roots in early ’80s hip-hop. Using only their mouths, b-boxers provide both the vocals and the instrumentation simultaneously. A new wave of beatbox stars has swelled through the internet, and any beatboxing competition is full of jaw-dropping skills and inventiveness. In Beatbox, Andrew Dresher has sourced some of the genre’s fiercest talents so as to imbue his film with authenticity. As with 8 Mile, our hero’s suspenseful rise from underdog status to a national finalist makes for an adrenalized fist-pump of a story—one with a soundtrack that you won’t want to stop.