Kanye West’s Netflix documentary is now a trilogy and will be released in theaters

In September, Netflix unveiled the first preview of the Kanye west documentary which premieres in February. Previously labeled as a ‘historical documentary’, we can now see what the streaming giant meant, since the scale of jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy was revealed by Netflix and Iconic Events Releasing today. The project is expected to chronicle 20 years in the life and career of the world-famous rapper.

As the name makes clear, jeen-yuhs will be a three-part event, which puts its relevance in a whole new light. For a documentary that spans two decades, three separate films seem like a good fit, as West’s contribution to music and culture and his controversial character are a bit too complex for a limited time.

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jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy will also have a special premiere: Iconic Events Releasing has decided to debut the documentary’s first part at the Sundance Virtual Film Festival, which will take place later this month. After that, the first installment (dubbed “Act I”) of the documentary will also premiere in cinemas nationwide on February 10. Then Netflix will release jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy over three weeks from February 16.


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Speaking of the decision to give Kanye’s documentary an event and theatrical release, Steve bunnell, CEO of Iconic Events Releasing said the story deserves as much attention as possible and is best experienced in a movie theater:

“For any fan or music student today, this documentary is a must-see event and should be experienced in a movie theater equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems. Through his work as a performer, producer and entrepreneur, few artists or businessmen have had a greater impact on global popular culture than Kanye West in the past twenty years. His musical genius is undeniable and undeniable – he has become a magnet for so many things that bear his influence. ‘jeen-yuhs: a trilogy of Kanye ‘ is a film that offers a rare and compelling glimpse into its world, and we are extremely happy to partner with TIME Studios to provide this special opportunity for audiences across the country to see this event.

The three parts of jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy are made by filmmakers Cooodie simmons and ozah chick, who have followed Kanye’s career and musical impact over the years and produced a music video for the artist’s hit single, “Jesus Walks”. They have also made music videos for artists like Pit bull, Erykah Badu, as good as, A child from Coney Island, a feature-length documentary about the former NBA star Stephane Marbury.

Act I of jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy premiered at the Sundance Film Festival during special screenings January 23-26. You can find more information on the official Sundance website. After that, act I of jeen-yuhs: a Kanye trilogy Premiered in cinemas nationwide on February 10. Finally, Netflix presents the three acts of the documentary over three weeks, from February 16.


You can watch a preview of the documentary below:

Check out the official synopsis here:

A historic documentary event presented in three acts, produced by Coodie & Chike, of TIME Studios and Creative Control, ‘jeen-yuhs: a trilogy of Kanye ‘ is an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye West’s experience, showcasing both his training days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist. The film powerfully weaves decades of never-before-seen footage from the legendary artist to delve into the challenges and triumphs of West’s career in music and fashion.

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