Thursday, January 25, 2024

Leilani's Fortune (2024) Slamdance 2024

This is a portrait of Ayo Leilani who performs under the name Witch Prophet.  It’s a look at her life, her role in the LGBTQ and most importantly her music.

This film disappointed me. As good as Witch Prophet‘s music is, the film containing it is much too DYI. Feeling more like it was cobbled together from a variety of pieces rather than as something that was crafted as one piece. It feels at times like a fan’s collection of clips.  Yes the pieces are good, but they never blend together with the result that the film is not what she deserves.

On the other hand there is the music, which is excellent (and had me searching it out online) and it has the talk which is frequently quite good.

As an introduction to Witch Prophet the film is okay, however she deserves a better portrait than this one.

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