As already announced, the official USA theatrical opening for A Man's Story, the highly-anticipated Ozwald Boateng documentary, is set for November 2nd.
The film will open on that day, in New York City, at the IFC Center; and in Los Angeles, at the Laemmle NoHo 7.
That's it for opening weekend. I expected that it would gradually expand to other cities, depending on how well it does in the first 2, however, I was just informed that it would be released on DVD the following week, November 6, via Virgil Films.
So I wouldn't look for an expansion, if it's going to be on DVD 4 days after it opens. Although, it still might depend on how well it does that opening weekend.
I've saw a screener of the film early this week, and will share my thoughts right here, soon.
We should also be interviewing the man himself, Ozwald Boateng, which should be insightful.
The feature doc centers on charismatic London-born (of Ghanaian decent) Savile Row designer, Ozwald Boateng, who has outfitted men like Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Spike Lee, Brad Pitt,Chris Rock, Daniel Day Lewis, Don Cheadle, Forest Whitaker, Russell Crowe, Wesley Snipes, and countless others.
The film, 10 years in the making (by director Varon Bonicos who started filming Boateng in 1998 – he opened his first Savile Row shop in 1994, at age 34), is both a professional and personal profile of Boateng, focusing on his business, his design process, and his private life.
“… hard-working and very humanly flawed, Boateng’s personal and professional triumphs and set-backs are the fascinating heart of this film which is set against a back-drop of models, movie stars and fabulous locations… Boateng is also fascinating from a sociological perspective. As a black and heterosexual man, he breaks the stereotypes of the fashion industry,” says a write-up of the film on Britfilms.com.
And on-top of suiting up the elite, Boateng has done quite a bit of wardrobe design for films you have all seen, like The Matrix, Tomorrow Never Dies, Oceans 13, and a few others.
I should also mention that Ozwald’s appreciation for cinema has inspired him to write and direct as many as 10 short films, some we've featured on S&A.
The 103-minute film has already been released in the UK (in theaters and home video).
Here's the brand new trailer which reveals more footage than we've seen in past previews: