The world was stunned when actor Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident in 2016. His star was still on the ascent, as he'd done challenging work in films like Green Room and Only Lovers Left Alive, while serving as comic relief in blockbusters like the Star Trek franchise. While he had already shot several films that would be released after his death, there was still a feeling like we'd lost one of the great young talents in Hollywood.
The documentary Love, Antosha celebrates Yelchin's life and career, featuring never-before-seen home movies and interviews with his parents, who were refugees from the Soviet Union. There are also several conversations with his many co-stars, including Chris Pine and Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Ben Foster (Alpha Dog), and Willem Dafoe (Odd Thomas). The film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival to warm reviews.
Love, Antosha will premiere in limited release on Friday, August 2. You may want to pack some tissues.