Documentary Feature | 87 minutes

HIFF 2022

 Closing Night

Directed by
Chris Smith

Produced by
Susan Downey, Kevin Ford, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Barclay Ford

2022 | English | USA

With a canon of fearlessly satirical underground classics including PUTNEY SWOPE and GREASER’S PALACE, visionary American director Robert Downey Sr. set the standard for comedic counterculture cinema in the sixties and seventies. In collaboration with both Downey and his son—celebrated actor Robert Downey Jr.—award-winning documentarian Chris Smith (AMERICAN MOVIE, FYRE: THE GREATEST PARTY THAT NEVER HAPPENED, and executive producer of TIGER KING) crafts a loving portrait of the pioneering indie filmmaker in the final years of his life. Shot in textured black-and-white, and featuring intimate interviews from loved ones, SR. is a tender—and fittingly irreverent—tribute to the beloved artist, friend, and father.

Scheduled to attend the 7:15pm screening: Director Chris Smith