New Prince Documentary to Focus on His Last Year
The U.K.'s Channel 4 will air an hour-long documentary about Prince on an as-yet unknown date in 2018. Prince's Last Year follows the star around on his Piano & a Microphone dates, the only solo tour he ever played.
The news was announced by the station this morning, and they note that, in addition to the tour, the film also covers his secret gig at the White House on June 15, 2015, when Prince and 3rdeyegirl performed with Stevie Wonder for President Barack Obama and his family. Recently, Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie told the Current about visiting the White House in May 2016, shortly after Prince's died, and seeing photographs from that day on the wall – including one of Obama dancing on the stage.
Produced and directed by Adrian Sibley, Prince's Last Year features interviews with CeeLo Green, George Clinton and Rev. Al Sharpton, Van Jones, singers Eryn Allen Kane and Andy Allo. Topics from his music to his political activism to the addiction to prescriptions painkillers that led to his death at the age of 57 are covered. The movie was produced by Lincoln Square Productions, which is owned by ABC.
Meanwhile, Prince's estate has launched a "Hit N Run" online pop-up shop just in time for the holidays. The shop, which will be open until Dec. 3, features an assortment of officially licensed t-shirts, hoodies and a love symbol hat (in purple, of course). If you don't see anything you like there, you can find more Prince-themed items at Paisley Park's web store.