Adam Bhala Lough, the director of The Carter
Q & A’s with Adam Bhala Lough at Rockefeller. The first festival screening of The Carter.
The Carter is a candid encounter with Lil Wayne, one of the biggest rap artists of our time. Over several months, Adam Bhala Lough had unlimited access to the rapper’s private life. Lil Wayne speaks candidly of everything from early sexual experiences and drug use to the relationship with his daughter. Through a fly-on-the-wall approach, intimate interviews and live performances, we get up close with an artist who deals with success in his own peculiar way. The Carter gets so close that the artist himself sued the filmmakers for several million dollars for what he claimed to be a one-sided portrait where only his bad sides were shown. Now you can decide for yourself. NB! The director will be present at the screening on the 23rd only.
American director Adam Bhala Lough (b. 1979) made his debut with Bomb the System, which was screened at OIFF in 2002 with the director attending. In addition, he has directed Weapons (2007) and The Upsetter (2008), the latter a documentary about the reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry.