ICEBERG SLIM: PORTRAIT OF A PIMP
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp examines the legendary life of Iceberg Slim, AKA Robert Beck, notorious Chicago pimp and author of 7 ground-breaking books. This powerful documentary features insightful interviews with well-known artists, scholars, friends and family members combined with old photos, artifacts, and archival footage create a riveting tapestry as colorful as the subject himself. The film chronicles how Iceberg's troubled childhood contributed to a life of crime on the streets. As the painful story unfolds, Iceberg Slim reinvents himself. His transformation from pimp to author makes him an inspiration to many well known and respected artists.
The film features interviews with Chris Rock, Quincy Jones, Snoop Lion, Bill Duke, Henry Rollins and Katt Williams along with the film's Executive Producer, Ice T. an a host of scholars and family members. The film features a soundtrack by DJ Shadow.
Directed by Ice T's longtime manager, Jorge Hinojosa the film was a four-yearlabor of love, that cleverly uses animation and rare archival footage that pulls no punches as it delves into the life and times of a man broke new literary ground with his series of novels. The film has been featured at the Toronto International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival and is making its way through the indy film circuit throughout the U.S.
"To this day, as the "wrap gift" for every movie I've ever done, I give copies of "Pimp" to the whole cast and crew." Chris Rock
Join us for a lively post-screening discussion of the film.
Grant Theater (View)
3850 Grant St
Gary, IN 46408
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