In P-Star Rising, Jesse Diaz, a former rapper living in poverty, guides his nine-year-old daughter Priscilla through the music industry to become one of the youngest female rappers working today. This may sound like the stuff of a heartwarming rags-to-riches story, but the doc refuses to glorify its subjects. We see Jesse's greed and his daughter Priscilla's inability or refusal to acknowledge it. Their American dream is no more poignant than in the end, when we see Jesse literally limping toward it. Best Documentary Feature nominee. 83 minutes.
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