Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond — Trailer

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added: Thu, Oct 19th '17

When Jim Carrey got the chance to portray his favorite stand-up comedian Andy Kaufman in director Milos Forman's 1999 biopic "Man on the Moon," he didn't just act like Kaufman. He became Kaufman.

Check out the trailer for the new Netflix documentary "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond," which tells the crazy behind-the-scenes story of how Jim Carrey, literally, transformed himself into eccentric comic performance artist Andy Kaufman during the production of "Man on the Moon," for which Carrey earned numerous accolades (including a Golden Globe win) for his uncanny performance.

Produced by filmmaker Spike Jonze (Her, Being John Malkovich) and directed by acclaimed documentarian Chris Smith (American Movie), the documentary features an exclusive sit-down interview with Carrey, as well as never before seen footage of Carrey as Kaufman from the set of "Man on the Moon."

"Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton)" premiered to strong reviews last month at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. It will be released exclusively on Netflix on Friday, November 17th.

synopsis:
Director Chris Smith's fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon documenting Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman for four months.

Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production's most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In Jim & Andy, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channelling Andy and Tony and more broadly the spiritual journey of his career.

 

directed by   Chris Smith

release date   November 17, 2017 (on Netflix)

 
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