Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

P-Star Rising

 

Year: 2009
Country: USA
Run Time: 83 minutes

P-Star Rising
P-Star Rising
P-Star Rising
P-Star Rising
P-Star Rising

Young feminist phenomenon. Princess of hip-hop. Reggaeton niños. This is P-Star. Otherwise known as Priscilla Diaz, the youngest female rapper ever. A documentary about family, fame, and hardship, P-STAR RISING follows the Diaz family for four years as they go from broke, to making it big, and back to broke again. As charming as she is sassy, P-Star is a Puerto Rican diva, following her dreams and flaunting that style. Whether it's freestyle rapping on the streets of Harlem where she lives, or performing on a stage in front of thousands in Mexico, she is a born star who will win you over in a heartbeat. Jesse is her father, teacher, and manager. A single dad who has raised P-Star and her older sister Solskye since their drug-addicted mother disappeared, family means everything to Jesse and he'll do what he can to give his girls a better life. When P-Star scores a record deal their lives change. But with big money comes big responsibilities and even bigger problems. P-STAR RISING is a touching film that will leave you not just rooting for this family, but most likely also checking for P-Star's album the next time you're at the record store. – M.M.

CIFF34 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Friday, March 26, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Director
Gabriel Noble

Gabriel Noble is a graduate of UCLA and teaches film production for the Pearson Foundation throughout the country. He lives in Brooklyn.

Filmography
"Autumn's Eyes" (2006), P-STAR RISING (2009)

Producer
Marjan Tehrani

Cinematography
Gabriel Noble

Editing
David Abelson

Principal Cast
Jesse Diaz, Priscilla Star

Print Source

This film is presented in loving memory of PATRICK MCFADDEN (1964-2009), CIFF Board Member from 3002 until 2009, by his Film Festival family and frien

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