Netflix has introduced the acquisition of “Sr.”, a documentary on the lifetime of late Hollywood director Robert Downey Sr.
The documentary, which had its world premiere on the Telluride Film Festival, comes from five-time Emmy nominated director Chris Smith, Netflix stated in a press launch.
Robert Downey Sr, who was additionally the daddy of Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr, was greatest identified for the 1969 satirical comedy “Putney Swope”. He died in July 2021 on the age of 85 after struggling with Parkinson’s illness for greater than 5 years.
“Sr.”, described as an affectionate tribute to the maverick filmmaker, is produced by Team Downey’s Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr together with Emily Barclay Ford and Kevin Ford.
According to the documentary’s official logline, the film is a “lovingly irreverent portrait of the life and profession of maverick filmmaker Robert Downey Sr that rapidly devolves right into a meditation on artwork, mortality, and therapeutic generational dysfunction”.
It is ready to be screened on the New York Film Festival on October 10, 2022 with an encore screening on October 11, 2022, Netflix stated.
“Sr.” can be launched on the streaming service’s platform later this 12 months. It is a co-production between Team Downey and Library Films.
“We’re grateful to have Netflix accomplice with us on this extremely private undertaking. They’re the perfect dwelling for our unconventional, oft absurd, brutally in-depth homage,” Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey stated in a joint assertion.