'Music By Prudence' to air on HBO tonight. Time to put all that Oscar drama behind us and focus on the film!
Image Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABCHey, PopWatchers, remember this? That WTF moment during the Oscars when Music By Prudence producer Elinor Burkett pulled a Kanye and interrupted director Roger Ross Williams while he was accepting the award for best documentary short? (Burkett told EW in March that the duo, who had been feuding due to creative conflict over the film, had not discussed which would speak on stage if the documentary had won, and she stepped up in order to thank the film’s subjects: “There’s this assumption that [Roger] had more of a right to speak than I did. His Oscar is not bigger than my Oscar.”)
Well, hopefully we can put all the drama behind us, now that we’ll get the opportunity to actually focus on the film behind it all. Tonight, at 8 p.m. ET, HBO is airing the documentary short, which follows Prudence Mabhena, a Zimbabwean singer who suffers from a disability called anthrogryposis. And based on the trailer — embedded below — the short is a must-see. Though the teaser doesn’t give away much, we see enough to know we’ll all be suffering from inspiration overload. Says Prudence about her art and her fellow band members, who all suffer from some form of disability: “My music comes from my heart. We share the same things. So we compliment each other.” Sob!
PopWatchers, are you planning to watch the short tonight?