I’m sure you remember where you were when you learned that Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a freak accident at age 27. What a talent! What a beauty! What a loss! Now, a documentary about the once-in-a-generation actor is set to premiere in theaters on August 2nd, and it looks to be DEVASTATING. Grab your tissues, because that last bit with his mother looking at his cards to her will leave you in a puddle on the floor.
From a prolific career in film and television, Anton Yelchin left an indelible legacy as an actor. Through his journals and other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote, and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, this film looks not just at Anton’s impressive career, but at a broader portrait of the man. Born in the former Soviet Union to a family of artists, Anton and his parents came to the U.S. when he was six months old. He started acting at nine. He had a genuine curiosity and love for people, for art, and for family. And a willingness to explore, and be open with, the darker parts of himself. Love, Antosha explores his successes and his struggles, and let’s viewers get to know this extraordinary person the world was cheated from seeing grow old.
(Top photo: Avalon)