Directed by Carine Bijlsma
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 85 Minutes World Premiere
An intimate and revealing portrait of a legend-in-the-making, Devil’s Pie—D’Angelo buzzes with the soulful intensity of its subject, Grammy Award winning R&B artist D’Angelo. Never-before-seen live footage and painfully honest interviews combine to present this once larger-than-life superstar at his most vulnerable. The film traces the unexpected path of D’Angelo’s career and personal life, from his meteoric rise to his sudden disappearance and 14 year absence from the public eye.

Following him as he mounts a wildly successful comeback tour, director Carine Bijlsma has crafted a remarkably energizing film, buoyed by an amazing soundtrack. With appearances from D’Angelo’s friends and collaborators including Questlove and Dave Chappelle, along with some eye-popping performance footage and revealing home video footage, Bijlsma gets to the heart of a sometimes enigmatic man. Sure to be heralded as a quintessential music documentary, the film finds D’Angelo at a crossroads, haunted by his past while marching defiantly into an uncertain future.

—Loren Hammonds
Documentary, Music
About the Director(s)
Carine Bijlsma is a Dutch filmmaker who specializes in music documentaries. Her films give a true insight in a musician’s life, with a rare intimacy that feels as if there is no camera present and a sincere look in the lives of the musician, their music, struggles, and creative process.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Screenwriter:
    Carine Bijlsma
  • Cast:
    D'Angelo, Questlove, Alan Leeds
  • Producer:
    Mira Mendel, René Mendel, Julia Nottingham, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker
  • Editor:
    Yael Bitton, Annelotte Medema
  • Cinematographer:
    Carine Bijlsma
  • Executive Producer:
    Michael K. Shen, Michael Y. Chow, Alan Leeds, Kevin Liles, Josh Klein
  • Director:
    Carine Bijlsma