A D'Angelo Documentary Will Premiere At The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
March 11, 2019 - 1:38 pm by Shenequa Golding
The feature is appropriately titled Devil's Pie.
Film buffs and music purists will be able to rejoice together at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival as it's been announced a D'Angelo documentary will premiere this year.
Written and directed by Carine Bijlsma and produced by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker, Devil's Pie--D'Angelo takes a look at the beloved R&B singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalists as his star power began to rise. Then in 2000, the Virginia native disappeared from the spotlight.
"Bijlsma’s film finds D’Angelo at a crossroads between a haunted past and uncertain future," according to the Tribeca Film Festival site. The 18th annual film festival, held in New York City will begin April 24 and run through May 5. Documentary films, as well as full-length features spanning all genres, will take place across the city.
In 1995, D'Angelo released his debut album Brown Sugar which was met with wide praise for its combination of rhythm, blues, and soul. Unaware of the sophomore jinx (or just not caring about the pressure of a follow up) Voodoo was released in 2000 and has long been lauded as one of R&B's best pieces of work.
To see a full list of this year's film, click here.
As an aside, I was looking at the info page for the Wu-Tang Clan film (by Sacha Jenkins of Ego Trip magazine) and thought, "Damn, them niggas really getting up there in age," not that aging isn't a privilege. You can tell it's a recent photo. It's nice seeing them all together. It's not easy getting that many grown ass men with various schedules and with past beefs in the same room.