Janelle Monae Reboots ‘Dirty Computer’ With New Directors Cut
Janelle Monae acclaimed “emotion picture” is joined by 13 minutes of never-before-seen interview footage.
The Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, performer, producer, actress and activist Janelle Monae has unveiled a new Director’s Cut of her remarkable Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture By Janelle Monae. The Director’s Cut features 13 minutes of additional minutes of never-before-seen interview footage with the star and creative team. Monae commented, “Dirty computers don’t see their bugs and viruses as negatives, they see them as features, as attributes. With much love, I am pleased to unveil the Director’s Cut of Dirty Computer. I am excited for all of you to take a step into the minds of myself and all of the directors behind the film.”
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The 13 minutes of never-before-seen footage includes Monae, Andre Donoho (director of the Django Jane music video and co-director of Dirty Computer), Chuck Lightning (writer and co-director of Dirty Computer), Alan Ferguson (director of “Crazy Classic Life” and “Make Me Feel” music videos), Lacey Duke (director of the “I Like That” music video) and Emma Westenberg (director of “PYNK” music video). “I was trying to accomplish making a video that really celebrated Black Girl Magic,” said Duke of “I Like That,” now boasting over 16 million views via YouTube
Monae will make a number of highly anticipated festival performances in the coming months, including Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (April 12th and April 19th), Allston MA’s Boston Calling (May 24th), Barcelona, Span Primavera Sound (May 31st), Glastonbury, England legendary Glastonbury Festival (June 26th-30th) and Rostselaar, Belgium’s Rock Werchter (June 28th). For complete details and ticket information, please visit Monae official website.