This film takes you on a journey into the lives of a very few loyal Madonna super fans. Where loyalty and the love of Madonna and her Music crosses the lines between idol worship and the sheer admiration of a living angel….you decide for yourself as you may be deeply moved and surprised. Bring some tissues for this one. A must see for all Madonna fans, and for Madonna herself to see what she has created on a deeper level. This film will leave you inspired to follow your dreams.
A really interesting collection of personal stories of Madonna super fans following her on tour, and the often inspirational impact she has had on their lives. Surprisingly personal and touching, this is a well made film that can equally be enjoyed by casual fans (and even the yet to be converted)!
A very heartfelt documentary which is clearly a labour of love from all the contributors. It made me laugh out loud, cry happy tears, and feel proud to be a Madonna fan. All the stories are real, relatable, and full of life. The journey of making this film is amazingly inspiring. Considering this is her first feature documentary, the director did a wonderful job, especially the coherent editing. Hope this one will be shown at many Documentary Film Festivals.
Every once in a while you are confronted with something that alters your perspective and changes a fundamental understanding that you have. This film does just that on the surface it is a documentary about the fans of superstar Madonna .Like a prayer goes so much deeper than that and even for someone like me who is not that much of a Madonna fan it captivated me for the entire length of the film. Like a prayer the title of an early Madonna song begins off slowly and builds . The film is actually a celebration of the lives and hopes and dreams of a select group of what I call super fans who go to extreme lengths to follow Madonna on her world tours.It delves into their lives in almost surgical detail yet never loses their humanity in the introspection it provides. This film is the first effort of director Oxana Nabokova a native of Siberia Russia who came here with next to nothing except her dreams. Oxana had cut her teeth in film as a news broadcaster in her native home. For someone or for that matter anyone to put together a feature length film and have it shown without major backing is nothing short of a miracle and documentaries are notoriously hard to bring to the big screen. Oxana is also a major fan and she is as talented as she is beautiful and beating within her is a heart that I know will propel her to do great things . Go see this film if you get a chance you will be glad you did.
By Anthony Trifaro
The “Like a Prayer” documentary was absolutely amazing. We are so glad we went to the screening! The content was thought-provoking, inspirational beyond belief and a must-see for all Madonna fans. It shows the special place fans hold in their heart for the Queen of Pop and in turn how gracious she can be to her true admirers.
The movie was top notch. Good from beginning to end. A fascinating insight into fanatical fans, whether you like Madonna or not. I told a friend how good it was, so I am going again with him. A true gift to Madonna!! Congrats Oxana! Award worthy for sure!!
After working out my schedule I was finally able to go see the “Like a prayer” documentary. It was a great time being surrounded by other Madonna fans. The film was wonderful and while watching it I connected with the the four fans in the film. We have such a passion for Madonna that we go the distance to see our queen. It was great seeing the film also because it got my energy pumped for the new tour. I highly recommend people to go see it
I saw this film with my husband at a special screening in Times Square. It so inspiring to watch all the stories and I felt extremely moved by the overall theme connecting them all, to follow your dreams. My husband doesn’t share my passion for Madonna but loved watching this film with me all the same! He now understands Madonna better after watching the film and now understands why so many people are inspired by her work and message. It brought us closer together, because he understands my personal journey through the eyes of the people in this film. The stories were heartfelt and took you on a wild ride, It had us laughing then crying, it even had elements of surprise and suspense! I have to recognize the efforts of Oxana, DJ Jene and everyone involved in creating this film, it must have been hard work to put this all together and the efforts made are remarkably commendable! Definitely recommended to every and all Madonna fan, and hopefully they get the share the joy with a loved one like I did!
By David Bradley
What an Amazing documentary following Madonna and her fans who share amazing lifelong connections and a celebration of Madonna s Career from the beginning to the present. A must see documentary for all to appreciate and celebrate life !
By John A Arena
I attend Oxana’s beautifully done Documentary, Like a Prayer, in honor of Madonna, and her Fans. Oxana, meticulously collaborated such details of the lives of Madonna’s biggest fans, as well as drawing upon Madonna’s personal bond with them. I Loved watching the documentary. It definitely touched my heart.
By Kim Gonzalez
What a beautiful film Oxana Nabokova!
It touched my heart in a special way to see the experiences and journey throughout the documentary.Congrats ❤
Oxana, We have been chatting on IG for a while and last night I finally got to meet her in person at her private film screening. The film was phenomenal, inspiring and toched my heart in many ways. You are amazing Oxana blessed with so much talent and with a heart of gold. ❤
Thank you for this opportunity to see your amazing film.
By Rondi Bryson
This movie is a must see! It will transform your life and push you to acheive your dreams! Oxana Nabokova and Jeannie Buxo your such beautiful souls. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful inspiring journey and dancing the night away with me at the after party. (and you can dance! For inspiration!)
By Noreen Vachi
Oxana, the film maker Like a Prayer Madonna fan Documentary. You are an inspiration to me to just follow your dream. Nothing you can’t do. Get out of your comfort zone and look for new challenges experience.
By Derrick Lewis
Oxana Nabokova thanks for having me at your “Like a Prayer” Documentary premiere in NYC last night. Your hard work really paid off. To share your personal stories was very braze of you to do. Wishing you all the best in this documentary doving very well. See you all at a Madonna show down the road.
By Kim Tang
…it was amazing. I didnt know what to expect and it touched me in every way ❤
By Allan Angel
My first blog in a long while. I’ve been studying Fashion Design. It’s about my experience watching the amazing film Like a Prayer documentary by Oxana Nabokova. http://allanangel.blogspot.com/2019/06/like-prayer-documentary.html
By Kim Tang
As more and more people came for the LAP documentary. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. (Where as I too follow other bands andlet me tell you fans are drama) there were no cat fights, side eyes, or “you must not be a fan cos you havnet loved them from 78”– uh yeah sorry no. I even got a cute boy to say hee wanted to be my Sean Penn– hmm I thought ok either he wasnts to be the lover of my life or he wants to beat me up. The lovely Oksana andJeannie who are part of the fim came and did everything from checking us in to mingling to I think running the prjoector at the theatre. They even did a Q&A. The few first mins were I thought yeah yeah I’ve heard and seen this with omd/Duranies/tff(ers) /Bowie/osmond fans. The same stories but different entertainers. Then it happened. It shows the real life of how it affects them into their everday lives. How caring peopel are to help. Raise money for charities etc. It really surprised me in a good way. I’m glad Madonna recognizes them for all they went through for her and to get to her. I dunno if I will financially ever be able to see her again but I’m glad I’m still a fan after all these years. My favorites were the old Madonna but I got into her more recent stuff. I don’t want to ruin the movie but I would definietly see it again when it comes back. Hopefully I’ll even make it to the after party hehe
“Like a Prayer: A Documentary Film” is a very uplifting, amateur film about Madonna’s fans. I never seen anything like this. It is definitely very unique story about people’s life. There was a moments when I was crying, and laughing, and wanted to be Madonna’s fan. Is worth it to watch it and to feel this experience.