"m.A.A.d." is a 14-minute experimental documentary that will debut as part of the
The film is directed by Kahlil Joseph, the auteur behind the creepily beautiful Flying Lotus short "Until the Quiet Comes." It splices footage from Lamar's home movies from growing up in Compton into haunting, surrealist imagery inspired by the many plotlines of Lamar's breakthrough album.
Fans familiar with Joseph's richly colored, dance-centric narrative from "Until the Quiet Comes" will recognize many of the techniques, though they are deployed in startling new forms.
Joseph also directed the backing visuals that accompanied Lamar as part of his opening slot on
Lamar is far from the only musician to have a prominent slot at the fest: Father John Misty,