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CHADWICK BOSEMAN: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

"The Artistic Process"

Quality:
Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
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What You Need To Know:

CHADWICK BOSEMAN: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST is a 21-minute documentary about the late actor’s dedication to his craft. It compiles interviews from past co-stars, producers and directors. They reflect on working with Boseman and read some of his private notes from his personal script for MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, the last movie he filmed before his untimely death. Intercut with the interview segments are pertinent scenes from his last movie and archival footage of a speech he gave.

CHADWICK BOSEMAN: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST is short but informative. It reveals Boseman’s acting process through stories from the set and from his private notes. The movie also contains archival footage of Boseman. The documentary is well made, but its short length will leave viewers wanting something more. PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST contains some moral elements about Chadwick Boseman’s work ethic, but there’s no mention of God or faith. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution because the documentary contains two “f” words and a strong profanity in clips from Boseman’s last movie. CHADWICK BOSEMAN: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST also contains several racial epithets from his last movie.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Mixed worldview elements, with some moral content about work ethic, some Romantic elements about artistic expression being a black person, but there is no mention of God, plus one person says a script is an actor’s bible

Foul Language:
Seven obscenities (including two “f” words), one GD profanity and some uses of the “n” word from movie clips

Violence:
No violence

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Smoking shown in two movie clips; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Nothing else objectionable.

More Detail:

CHADWICK BOSEMAN: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST is a 21-minute documentary on Netflix about the late actor’s dedication to his craft. It compiles interviews from past co-stars, producers and directors. They reflect on working with Boseman and read some of his private notes from his script of MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, the last movie he did. Intercut with the interview segments are pertinent scenes from that movie and archival footage of a speech he gave after graduating from Howard University. Boseman died of colon cancer at age 43 and starred in the MOVIEGUIDE® Award winning movie 42, a movie about baseball legend Jackie Robinson becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball in 1947.

CHADWICK BOSEMAN: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST is a short but informative documentary. Chadwick Boseman’s process of acting is revealed through stories from the set and his private script notes. The documentary is well made, but, due to its short runtime, it will leave audiences wanting something more. The movie also contains archive footage of Boseman and an audio recording. PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST contains some moral elements about Chadwick Boseman’s work ethic, but there’s no mention of God or faith. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution because the documentary contains two “f” words and a strong profanity in clips from Boseman’s last movie. CHADWICK BOSEMAN: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST also contains several racial epithets from his last movie.