Anton Yelchin documentary to get theatrical release


A documentary about the late Anton Yelchin titled Love, Antosha will be getting a limited theatrical release beginning this summer.

This June it will be three years since the world lost Anton Yelchin at the much too young age of 27. The actor and artist died in a freak accident outside his home June 19, 2016 and left behind a legacy of incredible acting as well as writing and photgraphy.

Star Trek fans will always remember Yelchin as the excitable Pavel Chekov in all three of the Kelvin Timeline Star Trek films. After his death, the producers announced that the role of Chekov would not be recast in any future Kelvin Trek movies, meaning that the role would remain his forever.

Love, Antosha, a documentary about the late actor, made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this past January to rave reviews. The film was made with Irina and Viktor Yelchin’s cooperation with Garret Price directing and Drake Doremus and Adam Gibbs acting as producers.

More from News

The film looks back at Yelchin’s all too brief life through his writing, music and photography. It also includes interviews with some of the actors who worked with Yelchin including Chris Pine, Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Quinto, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Zoe Saldana and J.J. Abrams among others.

Now it has been announced that the film will be getting a limited theatrical release this summer.

It is being reported by Variety that Love, Antosha will be screened in New York and Los Angeles in early August with more cities to follow throughout the summer and early fall.

For Price and Doremus Love, Antosha was a passion project and one they felt they had to make.

"“It was so important to us to make this film about our friend, Anton Yelchin. 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.”"

Next. Michelle Paradise discusses the Discovery season finale. dark

The more you learn about Anton Yelchin, the more it seems like if he had lived his art could have touched so many more people. His loss was a great one not just for the world of Star Trek but for the world as a whole.