Do U Want It? - a feature length documentary that explores the complex nature of success through the rise and fall of the beloved New Orleans band Papa Grows Funk. Co-directors, Josh Freund and Sam Radutzky, collaborated with UL Visual Arts professor, Jimmy Tancill, to create unique animated visuals throughout the film.
We recently showed the film at the New Orleans Film Festival, where we sold more tickets to our screening than any film in the lineup and took home Audience Award, Louisiana Feature. On Saturday, November 18 at 2:40 p.m., Acadiana Center For The Arts (ACA), Do U Want It? will show as parts of Southern Screen Film Festival in Lafayette, LA. Both co-Directors will be in town for the festival. "This documentary, in all truthfulness, is the story of most of our lives as New Orleans musicians over the last fifty years. New Orleans Musicians, as well versed as we are in our craft, have a hard time breaking into the mainstream music scene. That causes frustrations which are honestly portrayed in this movie. This movie represents not just this band but our collective reality." George Porter, Jr., The Meters “Just like John Gros and the music of Papa Grows Funk itself, the film explodes with the life, rhythm, and soul of New Orleans.” Quint Davis, Producer and Director, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
"Do U Want It? captures the joy and the difficulties of being a band and of being a leader and sideman. There are so many intricacies that go into being a musician, and I don't think that most people recognize them. This documentary reveals those intricacies in a way that shows the deep and complex relationships between the music, the musicians, the road life, and the great city and tradition of New Orleans. I was transfixed!" Jeff Coffin, Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Students/Faculty free with ID
Ticket info: Day Pass is $10, Students get in free with ID.