Netflix acquires Telluride doc ‘Sr.’ about Robert Downey Jr.’s father


New York: Netflix has acquired Chris Smith’s Telluride documentary Sr. about Robert Downey Jr.’s filmmaker-actor father ahead of its next stop at New York Film Festival (NYFF).

The film focuses on the life of Robert Downey Sr. and explores art, mortality, and healing generational dysfunction. His directing credits include the documentary Rittenhouse Square, as well as Hugo Pool, Too Much Sun, and episodes of The Twilight Zone.

Team Downey’s Susan Downey, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Barclay Ford and Kevin Ford served as producers.

Sr. will screen at NYFF on October 10 and 11 and drop on the Netflix platform later this year. It is understood the streamer will mount an awards push.

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