In Theatres: EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING

Coming to theatres for one-night only fan events nationwide tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12, then expanding to a limited release this Friday, November 15:
EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING

Directors:
Sebastian Jones and Ramez Silyan

World Premiere:
SXSW 2019

Select Festivals:
Sidewalk, Minneapolis, Jihlava, Indie Memphis, In-Edit Barcelona

About:
On the life and death of emo-rapper Lil Peep.

Gustav Ahr started making and releasing music online from his bedroom in Long Island, eventually moving to Los Angeles and using the professional name Lil Peep, based on a nickname his mother gave him. He found wild, unexpected success with his work attracting followers on SoundCloud, leading to sold out shows on tour, modeling in Paris Fashion Week, and, just two weeks after his 21st birthday in 2017, an accidental overdose that claimed his life. Viewers over a certain age never will have heard of the performer, but, for his generation, he had a brief but significant impact. It’s primarily for this latter group that directors Sebastian Jones and Ramez Silyan have composed their elegy, in many ways presuming the audience already knows the subject intimately, which my be offputting for some. Still, even as they capture their subjects’ raw reckoning with their loved one’s loss, the filmmakers do attempt to trace how young Gus, struggling with depression and the impact of his parents’ divorce, made the transformation to Lil Peep, ill-prepared to handle immediate fame and the dangers that accompanied it, creating a somewhat accessible cautionary tale in the process.

Leave a comment

Filed under Documentary, Film, Releases

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.