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I'M STILL HERE

SYNOPSIS:
With remarkable access, the filmmaker follows Joaquin Phoenix as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician.

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Casey Affleck's energetic directorial debut, "I'm Still Here," basically scotches the idea that Joaquin Phoenix has retired as an actor to become a hip-hop artist, revealing it all to be an elaborate media hoax, albeit one that has seriously altered the actor's real-life image over the last year and a half.

This sporadically engrossing mockumentary, which gets better as it rolls along, must have been planned way back before Phoenix bombed on "Late Show with David Letterman. Or is part of it for real? ... worth watching. - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter (extract)

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I'M STILL HERE (M)
(US, 2010)

CAST: Documentary featuring Joaquin Phoenix

PRODUCER: Joaquin Phoenix, Amanda White

DIRECTOR: Casey Affleck

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Magdalena Górka

EDITOR: Peggy Eghbalian

RUNNING TIME: minutes

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Roadshow

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: September 16, 2010







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