Discovering a Princess in New Orleans

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Singer Samantha Montgomery, whose internet name is Princess Shaw.

In the documentary “Presenting Princess Shaw,” director Ido Haar follows the aspiring singer Samantha Montgomery as she pours out her original songs onto YouTube for a few dozen followers. Unbeknownst to her, the composer Kutiman watches her videos from an Israeli kibbutz and crafts music that will turn her into a viral sensation. Their collaboration “Stay Here” is one of 91 tracks eligible for this year’s Oscar for Best Song.

— Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen

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