About the Film

The journey to the top was a challenge for Prince Rogers Nelson, a shy kid from a broken home in North Minneapolis.

This is the story never before told.

In a mixed-race neighborhood during the Civil Rights movement, Prince found security, musical opportunities and encouragement at a local community center, called The Way. This influence, coupled with the culture and music of the era, gave Prince his passion for music and performance.

In this film, musicians, politicians, community leaders and friends recount stories of how Prince’s unique creative form inspired them as he evolved into The Purple One. His fans share personal experiences of his social media connections and private performances at Paisley Park.