Robert Downey Sr. documentary trailer and release date
Robert Downey Sr. and Robert Downey Jr. in Sr. documentary directed by Chris Smith [Netflix | screenshot via Youtube]

Netflix debuted the official trailer for Sr., the award-winning documentary portrait of the life and career of maverick filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. Robert Downey Jr. pays tribute to his late father in the documentary chronicling the eclectic career of the pioneering filmmaker.

Directed by Chris Smith (American Movie, Fyre), Sr. premieres on December 2, 2022 on Netflix.

From documentarian Chris Smith (American Movie) comes a lovingly irreverent portrait of the life, career, and last days of maverick filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., whose rebellious spirit infused decades of counterculture movie-making.

“Sr.” widens the lens from Downey’s art to the life with which it was deeply intertwined, including an intimate examination of his relationship with son Robert Downey, Jr. Shot over the course of three years, the film truly honors Senior’s nonlinear, outlaw-life approach, including capturing his decision to embark on his own concurrent and final film project. Smith’s portrait of a family and an artist is a meditation on life that’s as surreal as it is sentimental, a celebration of making art with no rules that tosses out its own rulebook along the way.

Watch the official trailer for Sr.

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