Titled Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo, a synopsis of the documentary is as follows:
Acclaimed R&B artist D’Angelo was on the precipice of super-stardom when he disappeared entirely from the public eye in 2000. Now preparing a comeback tour, Bijlsma’s film finds D’Angelo at a crossroads between a haunted past and uncertain future.
Devil’s Pie is directed by Dutch filmmaker and photographer Carine Bijlsma.
Aside from Devil’s Pie, the film festival will also be showing documentaries on hip-hop and fashion (The Remix: Hip-Hop and Fashion) and Woodstock (Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation), as well as films on Muhammad Ali (What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali).
Check out the full lineup at the festival’s official website. It takes place April 24 through May 5 in New York City.
D’Angelo released a new song earlier this year titled “Unshaken.” The track was made for the video game Red Dead Redemption 2.
The Black Messiah artist contributed to the soundtrack after Ivan Pavlovich, Director of Music and Audio at Rockstar Games (the video game publisher behind Red Dead Redemption 2), learned that D’Angelo was a fan of the video game series.