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3 New Diaspora Films Open In Theaters This Weekend ('Big Words,' 'Iceberg,' 'La Playa')

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by Tambay A. Obenson
July 19, 2013 1:07 PM
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'Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp'

Phase 4 Films opens Jorge Hinojosa's Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, today, in NYC, Friday, July 19. It'll expand to other cities throughout the rest of the summer, so to see upcoming playdates, click HERE.

Directed and executive produced by Hinojosa, his first filmmaking credit according to imdb, Iceberg Slim features interviews with the notorious pimp-turned-author himself, as well as the likes of Chris RockIce-TSnoop DoggQuincy Jones and others.

Here's the full synopsis:

'Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp', examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail and have made him a cultural icon. Interviews with Iceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, and Quincy Jones.

Produced by Danny Bresnik and Jeff Scheftel and also exec produced by Ice-T, Phase 4 Films acquired US and Canadian rights to the film last December.

Vanessa recently interviewed Ice-T about the film - an interview you can read HERE.

Watch a 1-minute clip below. 

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  • James Madison | July 19, 2013 11:55 PMReply

    Big Words had a big turnout tonight. The audience reaction(s) were very enthusiastic throughout the feature. Also there was a q&a with the director and most of the cast.

    I am still processing my thoughts on the film, but overall, the acting performances were very engaging. So far so good with Indie films. I saw 20 Feet from Stardom just yesterday, before it left. Next up is Fruitvale Station.

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