P-Star Rising Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

Posted on February 9, 2010
"It's a good one, and a different sort of film for this consistently rewarding series. The film, by Gabriel Noble, chronicles the aspirations of one of the most self-assured kids you'll ever see." - The New York Times What did you want to be when you grew up? Nine-year-old Priscilla wants to become the youngest female rap star ever. With her single father turned manager, Priscilla travels from Harlem street corners to sold out shows around the world -- eventually landing a record deal and starring role on PBS's The Electric Company. But the road to stardom means figuring out whom to trust while hanging around people twice her size and four times her age. For Priscilla, otherwise known as P-Star, the ride has just begun. This is the final film of Independent Lens's Music Month celebration. Learn more and get local broadcast listings >> We also recently caught up with P-Star to talk about tonight's Independent Lens broadcast and what it was like being the subject of a documentary.  Check out this exclusive interview with her below. Check out P-Star's latest music video where she performs Daddy's Little Girl with Tony Sunshine and features footage from tonight's broadcast on Independent Lens.


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