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Showtime to air 'Made in America' concert film

Sept. 3, 2013 at 9:07 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- "Made in America," a concert film directed by Ron Howard and produced by Jay Z and Brian Grazer, is to have its television premiere Oct. 11, Showtime announced.

The film, documenting Philadelphia's two-day 2012 Budweiser "Made in America" music festival, which Jay Z organized, features performances and interviews with musicians such as Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, The Hives, Janelle Monae, Odd Future, Rita Ora, Passion Pit, Pearl Jam, Run-D.M.C., Santigold, Jill Scott, Mike Snow and Kanye West.

The film is to make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival Saturday, ahead of its television premiere.

"As soon as we saw this film we knew it was a perfect fit for Showtime," David Nevins, the cable network's president of entertainment, said in a statement.

"Ron Howard and Jay Z have crafted an inspirational portrayal of American resilience, drive and creativity, interwoven with an incredible showcase of musical talent. We are proud to bring 'Made in America' to Showtime where it joins our impressive roster of provocative and compelling documentaries helmed by award-winning filmmakers."

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