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PAFF 2023 Executive Award - Best Documentary Feature - Winner

Beyond the bombastic stage persona of Fantastic Negrito lies a 51-year-old survivor, hustler, and self- described ‘recovering narcissist’ named Xavier Dphrepaulezz. After his improbable midlife transformation from busking bluesman to back-to-back Grammy winner, Xavier is now ready to face his demons. Follow Xavier in his Oakland studio as he creates his newest album, laying bare his extraordinary journey and the many “hallucinations" he has experienced along the way. Following the structure of an album track list and featuring intimate and often hilarious interviews with philosopher- poet Xavier and his brilliant band of collaborators and close friends, the film traces his journey from early isolation as a Black Muslim kid in rural Massachusetts to Bay Area star with a global fanbase. Punctuated with a great soundtrack, this astonishing Madhatter ride transports the viewer through a uniquely mind-bending journey that thoroughly entertains.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    91 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Los Angeles
  • Rating
  • Social Media
  • Director
    Yvan Iturriaga, Francisco Nuñez Capriles
  • Producer
    Josh Healey
  • Executive Producer
    Josh Healey, Yvan Iturriaga
  • Cast
    Xavier Dphrepaulezz
  • Cinematographer
    Andrés Gallegos, Francisco Nuñez, Leo Maco
  • Editor
    Charnelle "Cha" Quallis
  • Sound Design
    IMRSV Sound
  • Music
    Fantastic Negrito