Thursday, April 30, 2009

Watch This: P*Star Rising

In case you haven't noticed, the Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last week and is drawing to a close this weekend -- but amidst the paparazzi shots of Sanaa Lathan and Sasha Grey, don't miss this incredibly gritty gem about a former breakdancer forced turned single father who finds himself living vicariously through his youngest child.

In the early '80s, Jesse Diaz was a rising star in the hip-hop world. Now a broke single father in Harlem with two children to support, Jesse finds a shot at redemption in his nine-year-old daughter Priscilla Star, a precocious and immensely talented rapper. Director Gabriel Noble follows four years of father-daughter ups and downs as they navigate the grit and the glamour of the music biz.

The final screening is this Saturday at 12:45 at the Village VII AMC 3


TC said...


GangStarr Girl said...

Wow. I used to see her perform at Club Speed every Wed. night back when I used to work open night's there. This was back in 2004 when she was 9. She's really talented and she does actually write her own rhymes. She kicked dope freestyles then for her age, I can only imagine how much she's progressed. I've since seen her on MTV and on some kiddie reggaeton DVD.

Jewel of the I said...

Flippin' loved that!

Jewel of the I said...

That is dope. Love it!!