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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    Michael Rubenstone

  • Starring

    Dick Cavett, Clive Davis, Greg Errico, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, Michael Rubenstone, Paul Shaffer, Freddie Stone, Cornel West, Bobby Womack

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    82 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Jeremie Brilliant, Jason Blalock, Theo Hand,Marc McCrudden

  • Editor: Michael Rubenstone, Salamo Levin

  • Produced by: Michael Rubenstone, Patrick Sheehan

  • Music: Jeremy Mage 

  • Screenplay by: Michael Rubenstone

International PREMIERE

On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone

Part of the Documentaries Strand


Michael Rubenstone, a first-time filmmaker and a Sly and the Family Stone superfan, sets out to find the band’s leader, the reclusive funk legend, Sly Stone. In doing so, he manages to make one of the most comprehensive documentaries on the band to date. Part road movie, part rock doc, the film follows Michael over the course of 12 years as he travels across the country, meets an eclectic cast of characters, unearths the true story of the band, and chronicles how a musical icon fell from grace. [12A]

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