Next week, the second annual Made in America festival, an event organized by Jay Z, will be going down at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway; headlining that show will be Hov’s wife, Beyonce.
A week after that, Academy Award winning director (and former Happy Days star) Ron Howard will world premiere a documentary he shot about last year’s festival at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
“As seen through Howard’s affectionate gaze, Made in America is a love letter not only to Jay Z and his unique project, but also to the city of Philadelphia. Fascinating interludes include one-on-ones with audience members about what the show means to the Philly community — the responses are both positive and negative. Howard explores the birthplace of American Independence and how it relates to this unprecedented event. He even takes some time to follow a local hip-hop group through its attempt to get added to the prestigious bill.”