Films examining the phenomenon of celebrity are common, but few are as ambitious as $ellebrity. Professional photographer and cinematographer Kevin Mazur makes his feature debut with this comprehensive documentary about how fame grew from a national pastime into what is now a billion dollar-a-year industry fed by tabloid journalism and reality shows. A trailer for the film was released, and it features snippets of candid interviews with stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Sara Jessica Parker, and Kid Rock, who give glimpses into the lives of those subject to our increasing obsession with pop culture celebrity. See trailer and poster below:
Renowned rock and roll photographer Kevin Mazur has pulled together an impressive team for his first feature-length documentary about the changing face of celebrity and the many ways that the media has conveyed, defined, and even demeaned what it means to be famous today. Taking a historical ride through the early days of Hollywood and the rise of paparazzi, $ellebrity explores how fame has changed from the highly-structured studio system to the current free-for-all press and paparazzi frenzy.
$ellebrity opens in select theaters, and is available on iTunes, on Jan. 11th.
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