TORONTO, Sept 14 Justin Timberlake celebrated
the premiere of his concert documentary at the Toronto
International Film Festival, a film that director Jonathan Demme
says will give a wider of view of what goes on at a Timberlake
"Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids" was filmed at the
final performances of the singer's world tour in Las Vegas in
January 2015. It captures a pre-show band huddle as well as the
action-packed dance and musical spectacle from onstage.
Timberlake told Reuters on Tuesday he was excited to bring
the film to Netflix on Oct. 12.
"Music streaming has changed the music industry and now film
streaming is changing the film industry as well," he said. "It
feels exciting to be part of."
Timberlake also said he was a big fan of Demme, whose
director credits include "Philadelphia," "The Silence of the
Lambs," and concert films such as "Stop Making Sense" with
"Jonathan is such a genius and 'Stop Making Sense' changed
my life and so it was like an embarrassment of riches," he said
of the decision to make the documentary.
As a Timberlake fan, Demme said he was equally thrilled to
give audiences a broader perspective of the singer's 20/20
Experience Tour through film.
"If you go to a giant arena concert, there's so much more
going on than what's actually going on onstage," he said.
"With film, we were able to isolate that arena experience,
focus in on exactly what's going on in the show - and like
close-ups and all kinds of stuff - and really capture this great
show for a movie audience."
(Reporting by Reuters TV; Editing by Bill Trott)