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Jonathan Demme directing Justin Timberlake Concert Documentary


Director Jonathan Demme will be directing a concert documentary on the last night of Justin Timberlake’s tour. A concert documentary is not usually the kind of film that is considered a “must watch.” Teen pop singers and groups like One Direction, Miley Cyrus, and The Jonas Brothers, the last two during their Disney days, all had documentaries that were made for the fans to experience their concerts without actually going to their concerts. Actor and pop-singer Justin Timberlake will be doing the same.

Justin Timberlake will be having a concert documentary chronicling the last stop of his 20/20 Experience World Tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The film will be directed by Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme, who has experience with these types of films e.g. Neil Young and the Talking HeadsStop Making Sense as well as several music videos.

Demme will be editing the documentary and is already excited about the project, describing it as a “Space age music film”. He also said: “There’s tremendous dancing in this piece. He’s got an extraordinary band called the Tennessee Kids. Huge horn section, two lead guitars, two drummers, eight dancers, four exquisite background singers. And we caught them on their last performance.”

Personally, I don’t know how this would be, as he described it, space age. This is a documentary about the last performance of a concert. Where will the sci-fi elements enter? Maybe I’m just overthinking this and the movie could end up being as grand and entertaining as the concert it will be presenting to movie theater audiences.

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Mathieu Brunet

My name is Mathieu Brunet (it's French) and I have been an independent film critic for the past 5 years. My passion is animation and I've been writing and making my own video reviews of animated features on my YouTube channel (ElectricDragon505), which now has about 55,000 subscribers, housing videos with total views over 20,000,000. I am the creator of Electric Dragon Productions which includes AniMat's Reviews and AniMat's Classic Reviews.

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