Video: Jay-Z & Ron Howard: Made in America (Documentary)

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

“Made In America” — directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard — recounts Jay-Z’s rise to rap supremacy, as well as his preparations for the titular music festival he both curated and headlined.

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Video: Jay-Z x Ron Howard – Made In America (Documentary Trailer)

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Here’s the trailer for Ron Howard and Jay-Z’s Made In America documentary that will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival next weekend. The rest of us can catch it on Showtime on October 11th.

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Ron Howard’s Jay-Z Documentary Screening at Toronto International Film Festival

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Director Ron Howard is set to debut his new documentary, Made In America, at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival next month. The film, shot during last year’s Made In America music festival in Philadelphia, will document Jay’s rise to stardom and his preparations for the festival which he helped put together with Budweiser.

As seen through Howard’s affectionate gaze, Made in America is a love letter not only to Jay Z and his unique project, but also to the city of Philadelphia. Fascinating interludes include one-on-ones with audience members about what the show means to the Philly community — the responses are both positive and negative. Howard explores the birthplace of American Independence and how it relates to this unprecedented event. He even takes some time to follow a local hip-hop group through its attempt to get added to the prestigious bill.

The screening is scheduled for Saturday, September 7th, one week after this year’s Made In America show. Ticket information is available here.

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