Anton Yelchin Documentary Love, Antosha Hits Theaters This Summer

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Anton Yelchin Documentary <i>Love, Antosha</i> Hits Theaters This Summer

It’s hard to believe it’s already been almost three years since the tragic passing of actor Anton Yelchin, who was killed in a freak auto accident at his home in June of 2016. Only 27 years old at the time, Yelchin was widely considered one of the best young leading men in Hollywood—a performer with sky-high potential we only glimpsed in film roles that included Star Trek, Thoroughbreds, Fright Night, Only Lovers Left Alive, Green Room and others. Now, though, a documentary commemorating the life and art of Yelchin is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters throughout the summer and fall.

Love, Antosha had its emotional premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and is being self-distributed by Lurker Productions. Produced by Drake Doremus, who directed Yelchin in Like Crazy, it is a documentary told through Yelchin’s journals, writing, photography, original music and performances, including interviews with friends, family and Hollywood contemporaries.

“This film proves that passion, talent, and love are stronger than all adversities,” Yelchin’s parents Irina and Viktor said. “It has a tremendous charge of positive energy.”

Interviews include a pretty star-studded list, with segments from Chris Pine, Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Quinto, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Zoe Saldana, Frank Langella, J.J. Abrams and Willem Dafoe. As a companion work, Yelchin’s parents have also published a book of his photography, titled In Case of Fire.

“It was so important to us to make this film about our friend, Anton Yelchin,” Doremus said. “Anton embodied the true spirit of what it means to ‘live life to the fullest,’ and his story is one of hope, courage, and most especially, the love of family and of cinema. We’re grateful to share his story with audiences this summer.”

Love, Antosha opens in New York and L.A. in early August, before moving into wider distribution through August and September. There isn’t a traditional trailer out just yet, but the below video from the Sundance Institute features director Garret Price describing his documentary.