Netflix has debuted a trailer for the upcoming documentary on Robert Downey Jr’s filmmaker father ‘Sr.’
From documentarian Chris Smith (American Movie) comes a lovingly irreverent portrait of the life, career, and last days of maverick filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., whose rebellious spirit infused decades of counterculture movie-making.
The doc widens the lens from Downey’s art to the life with which it was deeply intertwined, including an intimate examination of his relationship with his son Robert Downey, Jr. Shot over the course of three years, the film truly honours Senior’s nonlinear, outlaw-like approach, including capturing his decision to embark on his own concurrent and final film project. Smith’s portrait of a family and an artist is a meditation on life that’s as surreal as it is sentimental, a celebration of making art with no rules that tosses out its own rulebook along the way.
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The film hits select cinemas on November 18th and then will hit the streamer from December 2nd.