Mary J. Blige Documentary Gets Spotlight at Tribeca Film Festival

Mary J. Blige
Sam Wrench

Mary J. Blige in Mary J. Blige--The London Sessions.

A documentary chronicling the recording of Mary J. Blige's 13th studio album will receive its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 15-26 in New York. Blige will perform at the festival as well.

Mary J. Blige--The London Sessions shows the singer's creative process as she writes and records with artists such as Sam Smith, Disclosure and Emeli Sandé.

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Other music-related films receiving their world premieres at the festival include:

AS I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM
Directed and written by Kevin Kerslake, AS I AM looks into the life of the late, famed mash-up pioneer Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM. His professional successes made him the first million-dollar DJ in the United States, and he lived under the specter of drug addiction.

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King
After Elvis Presley died, executives at Sun Records used the fantasy of the King faking his death to unveil Orion, a mysterious masked performer with the voice of Presley. But who was the man behind the mask? Director-writer Jeanie Finlay explores a life led in service to those who couldn't let Elvis go.

A Ballerina's Tale
R&B authority/author Nelson George turns to documentary writing and directing A Ballerina's Tale about the daily routine of Misty Copeland, the first African-American female soloist at New York's American Ballet Theatre in two decades.

For one screening of Speedy -- the silent film starring Harold Lloyd as a die-hard Yankees fan who can't keep a job -- DJ Z-Trip will create an all-new soundtrack from his turntables.


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