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Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?

February 21 - March 31

ENCORE PRESENTATION

WINNER – PAFF EXECUTIVES’ AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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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
2022
 
RUNTIME
67 minutes
 
LANGUAGE
English
 
COUNTRY
United States
DIRECTOR
Rafiq J. Nabali
 
SCREENWRITER
Rafiq J. Nabali
 
PRODUCER
Joe Howell, Nancy B. Howard
 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Nancy B. Howard, Joe Howell, Rafiq J. Nabali
 
CO-PRODUCER
Rafiq Nabali
 
CAST
Jekalyn Carr, Dr. Nichole Phillips, Darlene McCoy, Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Walter Earl Fluker
 
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Vishvesh Bakshi
 
EDITOR
Rafiq J. Nabali
 
ANIMATOR
Sadiki Souza
 
COMPOSER
Artlist
 
SOUND DESIGN
Joe Howell