I knew there was a reason we’ve been Tivo-ing Independent Lens — jumped out of my chair tonight when it turned out we had caught a new documentary on Parliament-Funkadelic, Yvonne Smith’s One Nation Under a Groove. Solid hour of interviews and archival footage, from barbershop days to the descent of the mothership. Concert clips much too short, can only imagine the torture of the filmmaker trying to decide how to balance the mix of interview and archival material. Mind-bending stuff, took me back to a former, funkier life. Nice discography on the site, too.
Flattered to find a link to my old P-Funk article from PBS.org! (in the “Learn More” section).