Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music explores one of the most intense and unique relationships between people who rarely meet: music artists and their fans. Folk-rock icons Indigo Girls openly share their journey, which has powerfully influenced the life of their biggest fan. Composer and pianist Vijay Iyer examines issues of immigration and race through his music; his work touches the heart of Garnette, a “man of the streets” from Kingston, Jamaica. Rapper and activist Talib Kweli inspires and transforms the life of Mike, a “Hip Hop” architect from Detroit.
In her feature documentary film debut, director Kathleen Ermitage (Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, We Believe) unpacks the music and invites the audience to fall into it. Focusing on the mysterious and life-long relationships between musicians and their fans, the art of listening unfolds and inspires us to listen to music, and perhaps each other, in new ways.
Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music is directed, written and produced by Kathleen Ermitage and executive produced by Alan Cogan, Dave Harding and John Scheinfeld. Peter S. Lynch II served as co-producer and editor. Music is by Indigo Girls, Vijay Iyer and Talib Kweli.
CINEQUEST FILM & VR FESTIVAL
Monday, August 22 at 7:00 PM | Hammer Theater Center
Thursday, August 25 at 4:30 PM | Pruneyard Cinemas
Q&A with director Kathleen Ermitage immediately following film
Tickets can be purchased online here