Oscar Winner Documentary “Music by Prudence” Comes to South Beach

There were lots of winners at the Oscars last night and one of them is hitting South Beach for an exclusive screening of their winner documentary.

Music by Prudence won the Best Documentary Short award last night at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, and Prudence Mabhena – the star of the film – and director Roger Ross Williams will be attending the screening of the documentary at The Betsy Hotel in Miami this Thursday at 8:00 p.m.

For those who don’t know anything about the film, the compelling true-story short tells the story of Prudence Mabhena, a disabled 21-year old Zimbabwean singer, who, along with her seven young disabled Liyana band members, defies all stereotypes and inspires the entire community with their music.

This documentary touched the lives of many, including the owners of The Betsy Hotel, where the screening will take place. Jonathan Plutzik and his wife Lesley Goldwasser served as executive producers of the Liyana 2009 USA tour that introduced the Zimbabwe natives’ music to the audiences of the United States.

The Betsy Hotel owners are now serving as hosts for the star and director of the film, and  it’s your chance to not only view the documentary, but possibly sit next to the director and eat some of his popcorn. If you’d like to attend the event, make sure to RSVP to mguenther@thebetsyhotel.com. The screening is open to the public and is ADA accessible.

And just in case you don’t get to catch this exclusive screening, check your HBO listings; throughout the month of April, it will be showing on the small screen on the cable network. Prepare your TiVos.

Roger Ross Williams – “Music By Prudence” – Last Call Spotlight