Presenting Princess Shaw
Friday, March 11
9:30PM - 10:50PM
Rollins Theatre at the Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr
By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans’s toughest neighborhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Raw and vulnerable, her voice is a diamond in the rough.
Across the globe, Ophir Kutiel creates video mash ups of amateur Youtube performers. Known as Kutiman, he is a composer, a musician, and a pioneering video artist.
Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song. The film unfolds as Kutiman pairs Princess Shaw’s emotional performances in a beautiful expression of generosity and compassion, revealing the bona fide star underneath and her fight to never give up on her dreams
Section: Festival Favorites
Director: Ido Haar
Producer: Liran Atzmor, Stephen Apkon
Cinematographer: Ido Haar
Editor: Ido Haar
Music: Princess Shaw, Kutiman
Ido Haar is an Israeli documentary filmmaker. He graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem. He has directed the documentaries MELTING SIBERIA (2004), 9 STAR HOTEL (2007), ENLISTMENT DAYS (2012), and PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW (2015).
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
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