The just-released trailer for Love, Antosha, the documentary about the life and art of Anton Yelchin, hints at why the film’s world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival ended in a stirring standing ovation.
The 27-year-old Yelchin died three years ago this month in grisly fashion but the emphasis of the evocative documentary (directed by Garret Price) is the Star Trek star’s restive heart and restless creativity, which he expressed through writing, photography, and songwriting.
J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jodie Foster, Chris Pine, William Dafoe, Frank Langella, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, and Kristen Stewart are among the late actor’s collaborators and friends who reflect on a life illuminated by bright talent but also tinged by dark edges.
Yelchin’s odyssey, as summed up by the doc’s official synopsis: “Born in the former Soviet Union to a family of artists, Anton and his parents came to the U.S. when he was six months old. He started acting at nine. He had a genuine curiosity and love for people, for art, and for family. And a willingness to explore, and be open with, the darker parts of himself. Love, Antosha explores his successes and his struggles, and let’s viewers get to know this extraordinary person the world was cheated from seeing grow old.”
The Lurker, Ltd documentary Love, Antosha was produced by Adam Gibbs and Drake Doremus, and directed by Garret Price. The film opens Aug. 2nd in Los Angeles and Aug 9th in New York City.
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