Jonathan Demme’s ‘Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids’ Concert Documentary Trailer Brings Sexy Back

     September 9, 2016

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Ahead of the film’s premiere next week at the Toronto International Film Festival, Netflix has released a trailer for their concert documentary Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids which covers the final nights of a whirlwind “20/20 Experience” tour that spanned 134 cities over 787 days.

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) helmed the concert doc, which captures all of the moments of the world tour’s closing performances in Las Vegas. Demme is no stranger to the world of concert movies; his Talking Heads doc Stop Making Sense is said to have been a reason that Timberlake recruited him to capture the final nights of the tour on film. Check out the trailer below.


As we see in the trailer, former N*SYNC boy bander Justin Timberlake has added “team leader” to his growing list of talents. “Look to your right, look to your left,” he tells his fellow performers in a pep talk before a show. “That’s who this show is for.” When Timberlake and company come out, sharply dressed in Tom Ford tuxedos with a Frank Sinatra-like swagger, the audience appears to be in for a good show. The trailer promises an extensive look at the show from every angle, courtesy of cinematographer Declan Quinn and editor Paul Snyder.

The new trailer serves as just a teaser for what audiences can expect in the doc; particularly, you’ll notice none of the music is really heard as of yet. It is expected that The Social Network and Inside Llewyn Davis star will be breaking out several of his greatest hits, including “Suit & Tie,” “SexyBack,” “Rock Your Body,” and other surprises.

Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids will premiere at TIFF on Tuesday; September 13; the film has been already picked up by Netflix and will premiere October 12 on the service.


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