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Devil's Pie: D'Angelo

(Rated Unclassified 15+)

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Australian Premiere presented by Groovescooter

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Overview

After its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, this intimate portrait of Grammy-winning soul/r‘n’b enigma D’Angelo finally makes it to Sydney for its Australian Premiere, exclusive to Golden Age. Detailing both his rise to fame, years in the wilderness and subsequent comeback journey, Devil’s Pie is both a celebration of D’Angelo’s considerable musical vision and talents, and an observation on the price of fame, loneliness and the pressures of the music industry. Was it fear that drove this ‘Black Messiah’ into the wilderness for 14 years? Or was it an inbuilt aversion to power and superstardom, a discomfort with his sex symbol status or struggles with other demons? Filming inside the music studio, at rehearsals and on tour, director Carine Bijlsma attempts to find answers, taking her audience up close to a guarded man and musical giant who seems to walking a tightrope between anxiety and dreams, between what’s gone before and what marvels he is yet to unleash on the world.

Official Selection
— Tribeca Film Festival 2019
“Sure to be heralded as a quintessential music documentary, the film finds D’Angelo at a crossroads, haunted by his past while marching defiantly into an uncertain future”
— Loren Hammonds, Tribeca Film Festival

Why You Should See This Film

Providing confirmation there’s a fourth D’Angelo album on its way, Devil’s Pie also unveils some incredible, never-before-seen performance footage and home videos, all bumping to a terrific soundtrack. With friends, colleagues and his Voodoo LP collaborator Questlove on hand to provide personal insights, Carine Bijlsma’s invigorating film gets closer than most before to a complex character.

Presented by Groovescooter

Please note: Gift Passes & Film Club Membership discounts can't be used for this special event session. All tickets are $24 for adults / $19 concession.

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  • Year: 2019
  • Rating: Unclassified 15+
  • Director: Carine Bijlsma
  • Cast: Dave Chappelle, Questlove, D’Angelo
  • Duration: 83 minutes
  • Language: English
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