Wed 21 Aug 2013
The countdown is now on for the second annual “Made In America” festival, curated by Jay Z. This year’s lineup includes Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, TDE’s Black Hippy Crew (Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q), 2 Chainz, Empire of the Sun, ASAP Rocky, Miguel, Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, plus others at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway on August 31 and Sept 1.
The following week, Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard will world premiere his documentary of last year’s star-studded inaugural music festival. The screening will take place on Saturday, September 7 at 10:15 p.m. EST at Toronto’s International Film Festival. Seen through Howard’s eyes, the documentary will include backstage interviews, performance footage, interaction with fans, and will recount Jay Z’s preparation to the two-day spectacle. Appearances include Kanye West, Pearl Jam, Santigold, Skrillex, D’Angelo, Run D.M.C., Odd Future, Janelle Monae, and more.
Check out a summary of what to expect below…..
“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.
Don’t miss this invigorating documentary — and a conversation with one great artist about witnessing the fulfillment of another’s dream.”