Coming Soon: ‘PRINCE: R U LISTENING?’ Documentary
We can already hear the excitement from Prince fans all over the world as it was recently announced that his documentary biopic ‘Prince: R U Listening?’ is set to hit theaters in 2017.
Emmy and Peabody-award winning director and producer Michael John Kirk will be taking the lead in the production of the documentary. If that name sounds familiar, you might know his work on PBS’s thought-provoking documentary series “Frontline”.
Not too many details about the film have been released, but what we do know from Screen Daily ,who first reported the news, is that the doc’s contributors will be star-studded. Prince’s first guitar player, original bassist, Dez Dickerson, Andre Cymone, Bono, Mick Jagger, Billy Idol, Lenny Kravitz and Sheila E. are a few who will have a part in the documentary.
The film is set to release mid-to-late 2017 within an international film festival circuit. We can’t wait!
But, the good news doesn’t stop. Slated for April 2017, the first anniversary of Prince’s death will be hosted at his former home in Minnesota.
Paisley Park Studios announced on Monday that, “CELEBRATION 2017 will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Prince, as the world marks the first anniversary of his passing. Bringing together musicians, creative personnel, special guests and friends who worked closest with Prince and knew him best, these four days will feature live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker.”
20 hours of general admission access costs $499, and a VIP ticket which includes reserved seating, autograph opportunities, meals and more is $999. Cop those tickets now, because they will sell out fast.