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Jim & Andy - Netflix Global Premiere Date18 Oct 2017
By Eva Araújo (Web correspondent)
For all you interested in watching the movie documentary "Jim & Andy - The Great Beyond" this is the most important article you will read. Well, all of them are but this one is very especial.
Yesterday, at the Museum Of Modern Art, also known as MoMA, a screening took place for "Jim & Andy - The Great Beyond" followed by a Q&A.
The footage was on Jim's archives and when he sent it to Spike Jonze who then brought Chris Smith, Jim recalled "Spike said, 'You know, I could do something with that, maybe,'" Carrey recalled. "But he was also calling to check if I was OK, which happens a lot with me, people calling to check if I'm OK."
Spike has also known Jim Carrey for a while since he was approached to direct "Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls": "I was 24 and I had just been making music videos and I got sent to Jim Carrey's house to talk about 'Ace Ventura 2,'" the director recalled as Jim mention: "We could it again, you know."
Michael Stipe (lead singer of R.EM.), end up joining the stage after Jim mentions that he reach out to him after the recent news: "Michael called me a couple of weeks ago to see if I was alright".
Stipe was watching the movie for the second time since he was at the Venice Film Festival.
Carrey added that Stipe played a crucial role in paving the way for Forman's movie. "R.E.M. did two songs about one guy and both of them are classics. That says something about who Andy was, when artists of that stature will actually pay tribute. I feel so honored to be in the same breath as Andy Kaufman. It's a world full of pinch-me moments. I'm pretty much black and blue at this point."
Still, talking about the archive footage, Jim has mention he actually wanted it released years ago: "I wanted it out right away to precede the movie so people knew what happened with the film. Universal was a bit nervous about that, with my persona. So I was resigned to watch it over and over and over again, naked in a chair, peeing into jars."
When the documentary started to take form, Jim felt he "was going through a transitional moment": "It was the dissolving of a certain belief in my persona. I was going through the rapture…a moment where you realize you're not a person in an enormous infinite space, you're the enormous infinite space with a person inside of it. He caught me at that moment when I didn't give a shit anymore and I was willing to let someone see what was going on."
But the Q&A also let us know what Jim though about the recent comments of Kate Winslet about revisiting her role in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind":
"It was such a beautiful moment that film, and she's an incredible artist. If you know her story, she created something absolutely stunning artistic and beautiful. She was this heavyset normal girl who made herself beautiful inside and out. She's so sensitive, incredibly sensitive. It was the weirdest thing, because it was the first time I ever switched plans with someone. The plan with that film was that she played the Jim Carrey role and I played the Kate Winslet role. I became the withdrawn person who didn't want to be seen and she became the outgoing, extrovert, this creative and colorful personality. That was a very strange thing to do." Finally, he was asked which of his characters we would bring back to life, given the chance. Jim responded as only he can do: "If I could time travel, I'd take James Comey back a few months and say, 'OK, now really think this out."
And if you want to watch "Andy & Jim - The Great Beyond" you will get the chance to do it:
The movie will premiere November 17th on Netflix, GLOBALY!
We can't wait to see it!
We at JCO will keep you updated as more news come.
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