Director Ido Haar; Israel, 2015; 80 min
courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
Known as “Princess Shaw,” Samantha Montgomery, who lives in one of New Orleans' toughest neighborhoods, is committed to her dream of singing stardom. Although she posts a cappella clips of herself on YouTube to a handful of followers and auditions for The Voice, she seems destined to a life of anonymity. But unbeknownst to her, a world-renowned Israeli musician and mash-up artist named Kutiman is about to transform her into an online sensation. Called “astounding and thoroughly inspirational” (Variety) and “sweet and surprising” (MTV), this rousing film examines the nature of loneliness, connectivity, aspiration and fame in the Internet age.
Followed by Q&A with Samantha Montgomery.