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Ava Duvernay Working on Prince Documentary for Netflix

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Producer/director Ava Duvernay is working with Netflix on a Prince documentary, two sources have confirmed to Variety. The project has the full cooperation of the late artist’s estate, which is providing with interviews, archival footage and photos. The multiple-part documentary will cover the artist’s entire life.

While renowned for her work on Selma, Queen Sugar and others, Duvernay made her big-screen debut in 2008 with This Is the Life, which chronicled the alternative hip-hop scene in Los Angeles in the 1990s.

A source also said that a documentary about Prince and the Revolution’s legendary concert at Minneapolis’ First Avenue in August of 1983 has landed at Apple Music. The show featured the premieres of several songs that would appear on the Purple Rain album and film nearly a year later, and in fact the album versions of three of those songs were recorded at the show (albeit with overdubs added later). The concert marked the debut of guitarist Wendy Melvoin and the Purple Rain-era incarnation of the Revolution.

Video and audio recordings from the concert and its rehearsals have been circulating on bootleg for many years, and feature a longer take of "Purple Rain" with an additional, seemingly ad-libbed verse that was dropped from the official version. Another song from the concert, “Electric Intercourse,” was originally mooted for the album but was replaced by the similar but superior song, “The Beautiful Ones.” A studio version of “Electric Intercourse” was finally released on the Purple Rain deluxe edition in 2017, although many fans consider the live version to be better.

Reps for the Prince Estate, Apple Music and Netflix did not immediately respond to Variety’s requests for comment.

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Reply #1 posted 10/29/18 8:39pm

Graciegirl719

YES. FINALLY. I've been waiting for a legit doc.

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Reply #2 posted 10/29/18 8:41pm

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This is gonna be good!
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Reply #3 posted 10/29/18 8:50pm

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I am excited about this documentary!

This is something that has been in the works for awhile as someone from the Estate posted about the Netflix documentary on the org then deleted the comment. biggrin

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Reply #4 posted 10/29/18 9:00pm

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Reply #5 posted 10/29/18 9:26pm

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This could be amazing! Cleaned up video and sound! Waahoo!
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Reply #6 posted 10/29/18 9:48pm

Germanegro

Nice. I loved the soundtrack to her film of "A Wrinkle In Time." Don't eff-up this documentary Ms. Duvernay--you have a greater chance toward this project for lots more people to look up to you!

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Reply #7 posted 10/29/18 10:32pm

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eek This sounds cool. Looking forward to it. Since all the current ones seem a bit tabloid/lame.

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Reply #8 posted 10/30/18 1:18am

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Wasnt there a rumor of some big project Troy was working on? Is this Netflix documentary it? I’m surprised Apple Music is doing something Prince related. When his music came to streaming they did absolutely nothing to promote it unlike Spotify which had promos and billboards all over the place.
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Reply #9 posted 10/30/18 2:23am

leecaldon

Sounds like something to look forward to.

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Reply #10 posted 10/30/18 2:26am

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Great news!
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Reply #11 posted 10/30/18 3:35am

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both should be great but nothing new I suspect. snip -o4f$

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Reply #12 posted 10/30/18 3:40am

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The documentary sounds promising, particularly as it has multiple parts with the opportunity to cover Prince's ENTIRE career.

Obviously, I'm interested in the '83 concert, but am a little tired with the focus on 83-84 at the moment. But what more can be expected of corporate whores?
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Reply #13 posted 10/30/18 4:42am

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Yay! Can't wait to see it!

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Reply #14 posted 10/30/18 6:03am

jdcxc

Amazing choice.

The Fanbase needs to reach out to her with some vital video suggestions.

Hopefully, there will be a limited theatrical release!
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Reply #15 posted 10/30/18 6:58am

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OperatingThetan said:

The documentary sounds promising, particularly as it has multiple parts with the opportunity to cover Prince's ENTIRE career. Obviously, I'm interested in the '83 concert, but am a little tired with the focus on 83-84 at the moment. But what more can be expected of corporate whores?

since they've only released 4 pieces, it doesn't seem much like a 'focus'

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1. the Hits set ranging his whole career(WB? only)

2. the PR deluxe

3. the 1983 piano set

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so not much really as far as music is concerned, no video of anything

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I guess we can add the photo books which are wonderful that range

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Duane Tudah : Prince & the Purple Rain era Studio Sessions

(side note, nothing has stopped anyone else from doing studio sessions books on the 1997-1999/2000 period ya know?)

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PRINCE Pre Frame by photographer Robert Whitman

PRINCE: Before the Rain" by Allen Beaulieu1980-1983
Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait by Steve Parke (mostly 1990s)

Prince: A Private view by Afshin Shahidi which ranges 2000/01-2005(or 2009)

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Jay Z and the other people have access to the post WB material right?

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But it is sensible on a larger scale to get stuff PR related out. The 1983 Dance Benefit show should have been released the same year as the PR deluxe, on DVD/CD-booklet set, released on 8.13.2017, needs to be released very soon.

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So far I'm enjoying what I have and I have all the above

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Reply #16 posted 10/30/18 7:06am

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Engadget.com has a write up and they link to the org and quote OldFriends4Sal ....lol you're famous...almost.


https://www.engadget.com/...cumentary/
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OnlyNDaUsa said:

Engadget.com has a write up and they link to the org and quote OldFriends4Sal ....lol you're famous...almost. https://www.engadget.com/...cumentary/ [Edited 10/30/18 7:12am]

Yikes, where did I say that? Must be from the Dance Benefit 1983 era thread or something

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Reply #18 posted 10/30/18 7:17am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

Engadget.com has a write up and they link to the org and quote OldFriends4Sal ....lol you're famous...almost. https://www.engadget.com/...cumentary/ [Edited 10/30/18 7:12am]

Yikes, where did I say that? Must be from the Dance Benefit 1983 era thread or something

You need to ask for a correction, they have your named spelled wrong. biggrin

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Reply #19 posted 10/30/18 7:30am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

both should be great but nothing new I suspect. snip -o4f$





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Reply #20 posted 10/30/18 7:31am

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Why so much concentration on just a tiny portion of his 39 year career?
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Reply #21 posted 10/30/18 7:36am

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rogifan said:

Wasnt there a rumor of some big project Troy was working on? Is this Netflix documentary it? I’m surprised Apple Music is doing something Prince related. When his music came to streaming they did absolutely nothing to promote it unlike Spotify which had promos and billboards all over the place. [Edited 10/30/18 1:20am]

So what? Spotify tends to spend big bucks on advertisting. That somehow means Apple Music isn't interested?

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Reply #22 posted 10/30/18 7:38am

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onlyforaminute said:

Why so much concentration on just a tiny portion of his 39 year career?

Because it was his critical/commerical/creative peak and the one that casual fans are most interested in?

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Reply #23 posted 10/30/18 7:48am

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onlyforaminute said:

Why so much concentration on just a tiny portion of his 39 year career?


What are you talking about? The article says the doc is going to cover his entire career.
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Reply #24 posted 10/30/18 8:22am

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PennyPurple said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Yikes, where did I say that? Must be from the Dance Benefit 1983 era thread or something

You need to ask for a correction, they have your named spelled wrong. biggrin

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Reply #25 posted 10/30/18 8:57am

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In addition to interviews, archival footage and photos, she gets access to the vault, too:

As part of the development of the film, the estate has granted the ARRAY founder full access to the vast treasure trove of archives recordings and perhaps most immediately important to Prince’s global fanbase, the unreleased material by the prolific musician.

https://deadline.com/2018...202491910/

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Reply #26 posted 10/30/18 9:03am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

both should be great but nothing new I suspect. snip -of4$

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

PennyPurple said:

You need to ask for a correction, they have your named spelled wrong. biggrin

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OldFriends4Sal

a org friend always calls me Sal for some reason lol

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Reply #28 posted 10/30/18 10:07am

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AnnaSantana said:

onlyforaminute said:
Why so much concentration on just a tiny portion of his 39 year career?
What are you talking about? The article says the doc is going to cover his entire career.

might be refering to the 2nd part of the article about the August 1983 Dance Benefit Show @ First Avenue

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Is poverty bringing U down?
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Reply #29 posted 10/30/18 10:08am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

both should be great but nothing new I suspect. snip -of4$

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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
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