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Published: 2017/10/17

Papa Grows Funk Documentary to Debut at New Orleans Film Festival

Papa Grows Funk drew enthusiastic crowds every week during their long standing residency at the Maple Leaf Bar in Uptown New Orleans. A new documentary about the band, Do​ ​U​ ​Want​ ​It?, will debut October 18 at the New Orleans Film Festival and give audiences an inside look into PGF’s 13 year, funk-filled career.

Do​ ​U​ ​Want​ ​It? chronicles the band’s inception as a one-off jam session and their evolution into a staple of the NOLA music scene, as well as their emotional farewell tour in 2013. “[This movie] gives you a rarely seen look behind the curtain at what it takes to keep a band functioning and surviving,” Radiators bassist Reggie Scanlan says of the film. “My only regret: it was too short.”

The documentary also features interviews with musicians like George Porter Jr. and die-hard fans who attended the band’s weekly shows without fail.

Do​ ​U​ ​Want​ ​It? was produced and directed by Josh Freund and Sam Radutzky and will premiere tomorrow, October 18, at the Prytania Theater. Watch a trailer for the documentary below.

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