‘Keith Richards: Under the Influence’ doc due Sept. 18 on Netflix

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‘Keith Richards: Under the Influence’ doc due Sept. 18 on Netflix.

Here’s the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs (all times local): “Rachel Dolezal from the NAACP was a very joyful story for me to watch,” she told journalists Tuesday. “I thought that was beyond ridiculous and the commentary on it was beyond ridiculous.” “Chelsea Lately” aired for seven seasons.Rolling Stones songwriter and lead guitarist Keith Richards is the subject of a new documentary, “Keith Richards: Under the Influence,” coming to Netflix in September in conjunction with the release of his first solo album in more than 20 years. Filmmaker Morgan Neville, who recently won a “Best Documentary” Oscar for a documentary about backup singers called 20 Feet From Stardom and who directed Richards’ recent “Trouble” music video, directed the film.

Her new deal with Netflix has her first hosting four documentaries in which she tries to better understand marriage, racism, technology and drugs. “I’m not looking to do a nightly talk show again, that was never my intent. Director Morgan Neville, whose exploration of the careers of several backup singers “20 Feet From Stardom,” earned him an Academy Award, this time looks at one of the most colorful characters and widely respected songwriters and guitarists in rock music. “If there’s a Mount Rushmore of rock ‘n’ roll, Keith’s face is surely on it,” Neville said in a statement. “He has always represented the soul of rock music — for all of the light and dark shades that implies. To my relief, Keith Richards turned out to be a real man — full of humor, knowledge and wisdom.” The film will delve into Richards’ musical journey, tracking the songs and genres that influenced his style as an artist. All four will join forces in a combined “Defenders” season after each has been introduced with its own first season. “Daredevil,” which premiered this spring, has been picked up for a second season. That’s the real Keith we’ve worked to capture in our film, and I’m honored to bring it to a global audience via Netflix.” The doc, a RadicalMedia (What Happened, Miss Simone?, The Fog of War) and Tremolo production, hails from many involved with Netflix’s critically acclaimed Miss Simone doc, which The New York Times recently called “an often electric, bracingly urgent documentary.” Joining producers Neville, Justin Wilkes and Jane Rose on Under the Influence are Emmy-nominated cinematographer Igor Martinovic and editor Joshua L.

It also will include some video shot in New York during the making of “Crosseyed Heart,” which was previewed for journalists and others last week in Los Angeles and New York. And that momentum continues with a July 23rd announcement of another Netflix original movie, an adaptation of Loung Ung’s memoir First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, from filmmaker Angelina Jolie. Netflix, which aired a fourth season of the show in 2013, is planning to bring the cast, including Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi and Will Arnett, together for more episodes, but Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says the sticking point seems to be coordinating their busy schedules. “We are plugging along,” he said. “It’s a very long complex deal to make for these guys because the talent is very busy and working on other shows, but also because the show is owned by Fox.” Sandler, whose latest movie, “Pixels,” pulled in $24-million in the U.S. in its first weekend — less than analysts expected — stars in “The Ridiculous Six,” which premieres on Dec. 11 on the streaming site. If you’re looking for ‘Trouble,’ you’ve come to the right place.” 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again.

With the caveat that all dates are subject to change, here are the music, movies and TV you need to know about all year long. “Most second albums suck,” Dan Harmon says, lounging in a back room of Starburns Industries, a Burbank studio, across the table from Justin Roiland. Each 22-minute story arc is plotted using the principles of Joseph Campbell’s mythological hero’s journey, but shot through with world-weary humor like a George Carlin comedy special in triple time.

Rick and Morty chronicles the inter-dimensional adventures of an alcoholic, misanthropic scientific genius (Rick) and his big-hearted, dim-witted, chronically nervous grandson (Morty). The show combines the meta-TV writing of Harmon, best-known as the creative force behind the erstwhile NBC sitcom Community, and the puerile imagination of Roiland, best known as the screeching voice of Lemongrab on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. We were so close to something amazing and we never really got there from a structural standpoint.” “It went off the deep end conceptually and got really over-complicated,” Harmon agrees. “We’re pretty convinced that the first episode might be the worst for that reason.” If the first episode of Season Two is the worst, then the pair has nothing to worry about. “A Rickle in Time” begins with Rick freezing time for six months so that he, Morty, and Morty’s sister can clean up the house after a wild party that ended Season One. This is depicted by dividing the viewer’s television screen into as many as 24 tiny frames, each with a slightly different version of the protagonists working to repair the widening rift. Its origins lie in a monthly short-film festival called Channel 101 that Harmon co-founded. “I had a history of occasionally going into Channel 101 with something that I made with the intention of just eliciting shock and screams, and this was certainly one of those times,” Roiland recalls of the original short, The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti, in 2006. “I’d just gotten off a job [at Spike TV] that was creatively horrible.

So I had this pure ‘I don’t give a fuck’ energy, which is sometimes the best energy because you have nothing at stake.” Roiland continues: “There’s a part in [the short] where Mharti is disappearing and Doc says, ‘You have to jerk me off to stop it,’ and this huge, beautifully drawn erect penis appears. He’d had moderate success working on two Dan Harmon creations: The Sarah Silverman Program and a very-short-lived VH1 sketch show called Acceptable TV. But other than those, for a good 10 years, Roiland pitched network executives non-stop, selling, by his own count, three shows to Fox and three to Cartoon Network that never got picked up. “Observing Justin having project after project killed was really painful,” Harmon recalls. “He literally said to me, ‘I don’t know how much more of this I can take.'” So when Adult Swim asked Harmon to put together an animated pilot, he decided to work on making Roiland’s humor palatable to a broader audience. “The challenge was: How do you make my mom understand how funny it is to see somebody vomiting diarrhea,” Harmon explain, then adds, glancing at his partner, “Not to pigeonhole Justin’s sensibility.” Harmon’s solution was to contain that energy in the character of Rick, and place him in an otherwise stereotypically dysfunctional television family. Although this formula has worked far beyond its creator’s expectations, Roiland still has a way to go before reaching his personal benchmarks for success.

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