'Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero' Doc From 'Blindspotting' And 'Raya And The Last Dragon' Director To Debut At TIFF
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'Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero' Doc From 'Blindspotting' And 'Raya And The Last Dragon' Director To Debut At TIFF

Lil Nas X is bringing his very first documentary to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

The film, Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero, follows the Grammy Award-winning rapper and pop star as he embarks on his first-ever global tour.

The project is directed by Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting and Raya and the Last Dragon) and Zac Manuel (cinematographer of Time).  

Here's an official description:

Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero captures one of today’s most provocative pop stars at a transformational point in his life, both on and off stage. Shot over the course of 60 days with unparalleled access, the film follows Montero Hill, aka Lil Nas X, on an emotional odyssey through the creation and performance of the critically acclaimed “Long Live Montero” show.

According to the official press release, Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero “is a remarkably intimate portrait of an artist on tour navigating identity, family, expectations and acceptance, all while reflecting on his place within the legacy of Black, queer performers.”

Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero is a triumphant ode to the extraordinary power of self-expression, music, and identity,” said TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey. “In this groundbreaking documentary, we witness Lil Nas X challenging boundaries and reshaping the artistic landscape. The film’s captivating journey underscores the profound impact of Lil Nas X, who fearlessly brings audiences together through the universal language of music.”

The documentary is produced by RadicalMedia with Dave Sirulnick serving as producer as well as Caryn Capotosto, Adam Leber, and Adriana Arce. Meredith Bennett, Jon Kamen and Frank Scherma serve as executive producers, along with Tom Mackay and Krista Wegener for Sony Music.

The 48th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival takes place Sept. 7—17.

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