In July of 2012, Tree watched Danny Brown perform at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival. Soon after, Tree predicted that he too would grace the Pitchfork stage and be counted amongst a group of talented musicians pushing Chicago music forward in 2013. Tree accomplished those goals through the release of his honest, genuine, and urgently grimy Sunday School projects, the most recent volume – When Church Lets Out – was released in May of 2013. The releases earned him critical acclaim, and a coveted performance slot at Pitchfork Fest 2013.
This short documentary profiles the emcee and producer through archive footage from a year ago, and a candid weekend with Tree as he prepared for his big set. Directed by Andrew Zeiter.