Mixtape Trilogy is an entertaining and impactful documentary that examines the relationship between music artists and their fans, featuring
Indigo GirlsVijay Iyer, and Talib Kweli.





ON Demand





Awards & Screenings

The Filmmakers are committed to sharing this film in theaters with audiences, by organizing public screenings in Boulder, Colorado; New York City. Check back here for additional screenings as they come together!

The Synopsis

MIXTAPE TRILOGY 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. 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.


Appearances by:

Dylan Yellowlees | Garnette Cadogan | Mike Ford: the Hip Hop Architect

Film Gallery

The Film Makers

Kathleen Ermitage


With a strong foundation in nonfiction and educational filmmaking, Kathleen Ermitage is a director, writer, and producer. Her work includes award-winning content funded by the Gates Foundation and MacArthur Foundation and more than 200 educational films distributed nationally on Channel One. With John Scheinfeld and Dave Harding, she worked as an associate producer and researcher on Chasing Trane, feature documentary Sergio Mendes: In the Key of Joy, Herb Alpert Is, PBS programs, and a film about a major league baseball team. Their documentaries have been official selections at the Telluride, Toronto, IDFA (Amsterdam), and DOC NYC film festivals, released theatrically all over the world, and aired on PBS’s Independent Lens.

Dave Harding

Executive Producer

An award winning film and television producer and production executive, Dave is associated with the Academy Award nominated “Encounters At The End of the World” as well as his work on “The Grizzly Man,” “The U.S. vs John Lennon,” “Leonard Cohen-I’m Your Man,” “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” and more recently, “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” and dozens of TV programs (PBS, BBC, Discovery, ABC, History Channel, MTV, HBO, NBC). Most recently, Dave also produced “This is Bob Hope” for PBS American Masters, and the feature documentary Sergio Mendes: In the Key of Joy.

John Scheinfeld

Executive Producer

From pop culture to politics, Emmy®, Grammy® and Writers Guild Award nominee John Scheinfeld is a critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker with a broad range of subjects and productions to his credit. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, with Denzel Washington speaking the words of the legendary musician, was an official selection of the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival before playing on more than 175 theater screens worldwide. Scheinfeld is also well-known for his feature documentaries,The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him) for which Scheinfeld was nominated for the prestigious Writers Guild Award.


For press inquiries and asset requests please contact:

Inspiring Documentary Film

Get Updates

    Festival strategy by