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Tyler Perry Documentary ‘Maxine’s Baby’ to Premiere at AFI Fest – Film News in Brief

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Tyler Perry’s life and career, will make its world premiere at this year’s AFI Fest. The Amazon Studios and Bekele Films documentary, directed by Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz, will debut on Friday, Oct.

27 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as one of the festival’s centerpiece screenings. “Tyler Perry is a creative force of nature – a multi-hyphenate who forged his own path to seismic impact in the world of storytelling while also inspiring the next generation to follow in his footsteps,” stated AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale announcing the film’s selection. “’Maxine’s Baby’ is an epic celebration of a modern maverick, and it is AFI’s honor to shine a proper light upon Mr.

Perry and the film at AFI Fest.” Last month, Variety exclusively announced that the documentary, which was nearly a decade in the making, was heading to Amazon.

The film aims present a “tender, intimate portrait” of the billionaire writer, actor, filmmaker, studio head and media mogul, with its title as a nod to Perry’s late mother Willie Maxine Perry, who died in 2009. “We are honored to premiere ‘Maxine’s Baby’ at AFI Fest.

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