3rd Annual BlackStar Film Festival
Til Infinity: Souls of Mischief
USA, 2013, 93 min.
Dir. Shomari Smith
Til Infinity is a full-length documentary celebrating the twenty-year anniversary of the critically acclaimed Souls of Mischief’s album, 93 Til Infinity. With over 50 interviews with notable emcees, producers, and DJs, Til Infinity offers a retrospective, in-depth look at the famed Hieroglyphics crew’s landmark 1993 debut album. Oakland, California filmmaker, Shomari Smith, interviewed the entire Hieroglyphics collective while traveling across the country and captured intimate conversations with such hip hop notables as A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg, Dilated Peoples’ Rakaa Iriscience, Talib Kweli, Yaasin Bey, Bobbito Garcia, award winning writer Thembisa Mshaka, Snoop Dogg, highly-respected A&R and producer Dante Ross, and radio and television icon, Sway Calloway.
Q&A w/Shomari Smith
The 2014 BlackStar Film Festival is made possible in part due to generous support from the Knight Foundation, Lomax Family Foundation, PECO, Visit Philadelphia/Philly 360°, Wyncote Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn, Community Council Health Systems, Leeway Foundation, Miller-Worley Foundation, Multicultural Affairs Congress, Skai Blue Media, Red Bull, Aqua Energy, Marcellus Shale Coalition, Mazzoni Center, La Colombe, Spodee, Uber, and individual donors; and in partnership with Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, International House, Scribe Video Center, World Cafe Live, Center for Africana Studies at UPenn, Okayplayer, Black&Sexy TV, Little Giant Media, i-g Creative, and Reelblack.