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A Sundance Channel premiere: Rufus Wainwright's PRIMA DONNA

During the last 12 years, Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of music’s most mercurial talents, fearlessly challenging convention and famed for soaring melodies and haunting lyrics. While preparing his most ambitious project, a full-fledged opera entitled PRIMA DONNA, Wainwright and his famous family — father Loudon Wainwright III, mother Kate McGarrigle and sister Martha Wainwright — recall his eccentric childhood, inspirations, demons, and obsession with opera, which Rufus calls “my religion and saving grace.” Directed by George Scott.

PRIMA DONNA premieres on December 21 at 9PM.

Watch exclusive clips not in the film on Sundance Channel’s Digital Shorts.

View the schedule for PRIMA DONNA.