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CIMMfest co-presents: On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone; at the Black Harvest Film Festival

CIMMfest co-presents: On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone; at the Black Harvest Film Festival

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

CHICAGO PREMIERE! Michael Rubenstone in person! 
Black Harvest Film Festival 2017
DIRECTOR: Michael Rubenstone
COUNTRY: USA
RUNTIME: 82 min.

Friday August 25, @ 8:30PM
Saturday August 26, @ 6:00PM
WHERE: Gene Siskel Film Center: 164 N State St, Chicago, IL

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In the early 2000s, out-of-work actor Rubenstone became obsessed with the music of Sly and the Family Stone. He also became curious about the whereabouts of the group’s charismatic front man Sly Stone, who had last been seen in public in 1993 and whose seclusion had long been the subject of speculation and dark rumors. Rubenstone’s twelve-year quest to track down and interview the elusive Sly is the subject of this entertaining film, which is part autobiography, part history of the legendary funk group, and part detective story, filled with dead ends, near sightings, and tantalizing clues. Michael Wadleigh (who captured the group’s epochal Woodstock performance), Bobby Womack, Clive Davis, Paul Shaffer, Dick Cavett, Cornel West, manager David Kapralik, and original Family members are among the witnesses and admirers whom the filmmaker encounters as he follows the trail. DCP digital. (MR)

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