Chris Brown Welcomes Viewers to 'My Life' at L.A. Documentary Premiere: 'He Is Not an Angel or the Devil'
publish date: 2017-06-08
“I’m tired of giving people something to talk about, you know? They should be talking about how I’m the baddest motherf---er on the stage instead of I’m the baddest motherf---er in the courtroom.”
So notes Chris Brown in the opening moments of Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life, the documentary about the singer/songwriter’s rollercoaster career and life. Three years in the making, the 90-minute chronicle makes a special one-night bow Thursday evening (June 8) in theaters nationwide. Then on Friday, the film becomes available for preorder on iTunes, after which it will be released Aug. 8 to 100 different transactional pay-per-view outlets, according to producer Andrew Listermann of Riveting Entertainment.
Listermann, who co-produced Welcome to My Life with director Andrew Sandler, also promised that future surprises are in store as the documentary begins its rollout. He and Sandler, along with Brown, were on hand for the film’s Tuesday premiere at Regal L.A. Live.
Addressing the film’s overall takeaway, Listermann told , “Idolized and criticized, Chris has been through more scrutiny than anyone I’ve ever met. He’s also caused a lot of the issues that he’s gone through, which he admits in the film. And that’s what this film is about: He’s admitting the things he’s done wrong and lessons learned. At the end of the day, he’s human.”