Filmmaker Chris Smith (American Movie; Fyre) creates an intimate portrait of the pioneering independent filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. as he spends his final years bonding with his famous son Robert Downey Jr. The father won cult status in the 1960s and ‘70s for irreverent, low-budget films such as Putney Swope and Greaser’s Palace. With participation from Norman Lear, Alan Arkin and Paul Thomas Anderson, the documentary is a love letter to the joys of movie making.

The screening will have an extended introduction with Chris Smith, Susan Downey, and Kevin Ford.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea

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Director: Chris Smith
Executive Producer: Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey
Producer: Emily Barclay Ford, Kevin Ford, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey
Cinematographer: Kevin Ford
Editor: Kevin Ford
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Year: 2022
Publicist: Netflix
US Distributor: Netflix