Video: Mary Don’t You Weep

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Mary Don’t You Weep

Mary Don’t You Weep music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 25 September 2018
Producer(s): Luigi Rossi
Director: Salomon Ligthelm
Related home video/DVD:
First (Commercially) Released: 25 September 2018


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Mary Don’t You Weep is a video released posthumously to promote the album Piano & A Microphone 1983.

Initially a version of the video was released with a still of the album cover image. A bit later an extended trailer for the Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman (which features the Piano & A Microphone 1983 version of Mary Don’t You Weep) replaced it.

In August 2018 a new video was shot in New York by director Salomon Ligthelm purposefully for the song with all new material. The dramatic video is a protest against gun violence and it features two Prince quotes as bookends. "The system is broken. It's going to take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new life..." is the opening statement in the video. This is the exact same Prince quote that ends the Baltimore music video.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
29 & 30 August 2018 unknown studio in New York, NY
  • Curtiss Cooke Jr - Keith
  • Zabryna Guevaro - mother
  • Ehizoje Azeke - principal dancer
  • Katie Lambert - executive producer
  • Matthew Ballard - cinematography (as Matt Ballard)
  • Jamie Foord - editor
  • Madison Hatch - art direction
  • Magdalena Buczkowska - hair stylist
  • Ishmel Muhammad - first assistant director
  • Jasmine Chang - second assistant camera
  • Lorenzo Pace - gaffer
  • Aaron Snow - first assistant camera
  • Miwa Sakulrat - wardrobe
  • Simon Bourne - colourist

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Mary Don’t You Weep 6:42 Prince streaming video platforms (2018)

Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2018)

Official Music Video
Mary Don’t You Weep 4:29 Included as a bonus on the 'BlacKKKlansman' DVD and Blu-Ray
'BlacKkKlansman' Extended trailer version
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Mary Don’t You Weep 4:39 Prince streaming video platforms (2018)
still image version

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Nothing Compares 2 U
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 2018
The One U Wanna C "(Second version)"