August 21, 2013 17:05

Ron Howard's Jay Z festival documentary to be screened at Toronto Film Festival

The film looks at the rapper's now annual festival in Philadelphia

Ron Howard's Jay Z festival documentary to be screened at Toronto Film Festival

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Ron Howard's documentary film about Jay-Z's Made In America festival is set to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film, also called Made In America, will receive its premiere at the annual film festival, which this year takes place from September 8-18. Last year's inaugural festival was headlined by Jay Z and Pearl Jam.

Howard rose to fame as Richie Cunningham in 1970's US TV smash Happy Days.

The Oscar-winning director has teamed up with Brain Grazer, who produced the Katy Perry: Part Of Me documentary, to cover the festival. Speaking to the New York Post, Grazer confirmed: "The festival showcases 20 pre-eminent artists that speak to the new generation. I am producing the film with Steve Stoute and Jay. Ron is directing. It is going to be born through Jay Z's perspective...how he puts the event together."

He added: "Jay stayed the king for a very long time...I can't even begin to explain how he is capable of remaining relevant. He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan."

Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails are set to headline this year's Budweiser Made In America festival, which takes place in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park on August 31 and September 1.

Other bands set to perform this year include Queens Of The Stone Age, Deadmau5, Phoenix, Calvin Harris, Empire Of The Sun, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Public Enemy, Nero, 2 Chainz, The Gaslight Anthem, A$AP Rocky, Walk The Moon, Solange, Emeli Sandé, Haim, Rudimental and AlunaGeorge.

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