CFF 2017 Presents ON THE SLY: Will They Find the Family Stone?

I’ve wanted to see this documentary since I first heard about it. After well over a decade, the project is done and the finished product is playing the festival circuit… and the result is fucking fantastic. A good music documentary makes me really happy… and, as I write this, I’m really happy. Get the point? I sure hope so.

Sly Stone is one of rock music’s most enigmatic figures and Michael Rubenstone, superfan/actor/documentarian, goes on a dozen year search for Sly. What he encounters on the way is a ton of interesting characters and stories, but Sly keeps ducking him and disappearing. Rubenstone is one persistent bastard, though.

Ok, so this is more of a teaser than a review, but if you want to know if and how he finds Sly finally and what comes of it… you really need to watch this. I gave this 4 stars on my Letterboxd but it’s one that really just speaks for itself.

On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone just played Chattanooga Film Fest on Friday and Saturday.

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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