Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music


Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Mon, Aug 22, 2022 7:00 PM
Pruneyard Cinemas #2 Thu, Aug 25, 2022 4:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):94
Premiere Status:None
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Amy Ray
Emily Saliers
Vijay Iyer
Talib Kweli
Dylan Yellowlees
Garnette Cadogan
Mike Ford
Director:Kathleen Ermitage
Executive Producer:Alan Cogen
John Scheinfeld
Dave Harding
Producer(s):Dave Harding
Kathleen Ermitage
Screenwriter:Kathleen Ermitage
Cinematography:Tristan Whitman
Kimman Harmon
Brian Alberth
Michel Bisson
Mike Dejarlais
Jeremy Rothman
Laura Paglin
Stephen van Vuuren
John Hessler
Brad Olander
Music By:Indigo Girls
Vijay Iyer
Talib Kweli
Editor:Peter S. Lynch II


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. Folkrock 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.

The director unpacks the music and the audience is invited to fall into it. The art of listening unfolds and inspires us to listen to music and, perhaps, each other in new ways.

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