Past screening

Presenting Princess Shaw

Directed by: Ido Haar
Runtime: 1hr 20min Year: 2015
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Directed by: Ido Haar
Runtime: 1hr 20min Year: 2015
Country: Israel

The true story of a singer from New Orleans and the enigmatic composer who discovers her from the other side of the world.

“A real-life cinderella story” – Hollywood Reporter”

Inspiring! An essential tale for the digital age.” – Indiewire

By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans’s toughest neighbourhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel.On the other side of the world, Ophir Kutiel creates video mash-ups of amateur YouTube performers from his studio in Israel. Known as Kutiman, he is a composer, musician, and pioneering video artist. Kutiman “transforms sampling into a multimedia art”, whether at his home on a kibbutz or at a live performance at the Guggenheim in New York.

Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song. The film unfolds as Kutiman pairs Princess Shaw’s emotional performances in a beautiful expression of generosity and compassion, revealing the bonafide star underneath and her fight to never give up on her dreams.