University of Michigan graduate Michael Rubenstone, a first-time filmmaker and Sly and the Family Stone super fan, sets out to find the band’s leader: the reclusive funk legend Sly Stone. In doing so, he makes the most comprehensive documentary on the band to date, while also bringing Sly out of hiding for the first time since his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1993. A world premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, “On the Sly” is part road movie, part rock doc, and follows Rubenstone over the course of 10 years as he travels across the U.S. unearthing the true story of the band and chronicling how a musical icon fell from grace. But will he ever get the chance to meet his hero? Is he still the man he set out to find in the first place? Hit the road and join the search!
YEAR 2017
RUN TIME 117 minutes
DIRECTOR Michael Rubenstone