Joaquin Phoenix reached the top of his career with his powerful performance in the film Two Lovers. I still cherish that film and I thought it would be the last of him. He went into hibernation and it was recorded by Casey Affleck.
Here is a teaser trailer of what to expect in this documentary. He looks totally different with his belly sticking out and fighting out people who don’t care who he is.
The film is expected to hit theaters on September 10 th 2010. Here is a small synopsis of the film.
The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck, I’M STILL HERE is a striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of internationally acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, I’M STILL HERE 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. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
I’m Still here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix will premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Casey Affleck has gone through a really tough year with this documentary. So things are going to get clear with this new trailer and tell us what you think.
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