At the debut of the trailer for Love, Antosha, the new documentary about the late Anton Yelchin, Chris Pine reminisced about his friend and co-star.
This month it marks three years since the world lost Anton Yelchin at the tender age of 27. The actor, musician and artist died in an accident and left behind a legacy of art and talent that deeply touched everyone who was lucky enough to know him.
Yelchin left such an impression that friends and family got together to make a documentary about the young actor called Love, Antosha. The film, which includes interviews with many of the people who worked with him, will be getting a limited theatrical release later this summer and into the fall.
One of those who participated in Love, Antosha is Chris Pine, who of course worked with Yelchin on all three Kelvin Timeline Star Trek feature films. As reported by Variety, this past Sunday Pine introduced the first trailer for the documentary at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery where Yelchin is buried before a screening of 2009’s Star Trek.
Pine spoke glowingly about Yelchin and the impression her left not only on him but on everyone who had a chance to meet him.
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"“Obviously we’re here for Anton; he was one of my dear friends and I felt like I was only getting a chance to know him a better one when he passed. The film is incredible and I think it’ll show you all different sides of the guy that I knew — this curious, fascinating, complex, strange little dude.“We saw him grow up and continue to get stranger, more curious – [about] music and literature and photography. You’ll see all that in here. Tons of letters that he wrote to his family who he was close with. And it’s so touching to see how much love there is between Viktor and Irina, his parents, and Anton.“I think it’s a great legacy for someone whom I had a tremendous amount of respect and for this courageous young man who just had zero fear and boundless, endless positivity and, an energy for life.”"
Love, Antosha had its worldwide premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this past January where it received glowing reviews. It is directed by Garret Price with Drake Doremus and Adam Gibbs as producers and with the cooperation of Irina and Viktor Yelchin. It includes interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Quinto, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Zoe Saldana and J.J. Abrams among others.
Anton Yelchin was taken from us way too young. Love, Antosha looks like an amazing memorial to a life that still had so much to offer. Make sure you make a point to see it when it screens in a city near you.