Phase 4 Films has set a US theatrical debut for Jorge Hinojosa’s Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, for this Friday, July 19.
Directed and executive produced by Jorge 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 Rock, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Quincy 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, and check out the full poster underneath.