Thursday, January 15, 2009

[the carter]

The Carter is a documentary about Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. aka Lil' Wayne. It is an intoxicating, cinematic journey into the thoughts and world of an extremely complicated man whose creative force is something to behold. He never stops recording. He has a portable studio that he carries around in a black bag, and it allows him to lay down a track anytime anywhere. His work is his own: unfiltered, uncensored, raw, and powerful. Director Adam Bhala Lough captures remarkably candid moments, such as Lil' Wayne recounting his first sexual experience, as well as him talking openly about his drug habits. Following him all over the country and to Amsterdam, Lough mixes fly-on-the-wall footage of Lil' Wayne in his hotel room and on his bus with artfully composed concert footage. The result is a shockingly intimate portrait of one of the most inspired (and eccentric) musicians of modern America.

The Carter is executive produced by Quincy Jones, and will be premiering at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, which starts next week.



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