So is he still here, yes he is but was he ever lost? good question as Magnolia Pictures release the Csey Affleck directed I’M STILL HERE the documentary on the ‘lost year’ of Joaquin Phoenix.
The question is this year really a documentary of a mockamentary as a sucessfull a-list actor at a cross roads of his life drops out of the movies to become a rap star under the management of P-Diddy aka sean Combs. Is this Phoenix giving the movie world the finger or is it a glorified arthouse film showning us the breakdown of a talented but troubled actor whose let himself goe mentally as well as pyshically?
I’m Still Here will shock you, rivet you, make you cringe as well as make you laugh, is there anyway back for Phoenix? The documentary will be released stateside September 10th, but no word if the movie will see the light of day in UK & Ireland but im sure if its successfull it will.
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I’m Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the documentary follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye. – magnolia pictures