Photo credit: Emma McIntyre / Getty
Netflix is gearing up for the release of a new documentary about the late Chadwick Boseman, which will only be available for a limited time.
The film is called Portrait of an Artist and will premiere April 17. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film, which is described as “a conversation to explore Chadwick Boseman’s extraordinary commitment to his craft in an intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor’s artistry, and the acting process which informed his transformative performances,” will only be available on the platform for a month.
Boseman died in 2020 after a 4-year long battle with colon cancer. His passing shocked fans and co-stars because he fought the illness privately, continuing to film.
“Everyone wants to talk about what a great actor Chad was, but he was something much rarer than that,” says Brian Helgeland in the trailer. Helgeland was the screenwriter for 42, in which Boseman portrayed baseball legend Jackie Robinson.
Chadwick Boseman’s collaborators invite us into a conversation about his extraordinary artistic process.
Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist Special premieres April 17. pic.twitter.com/vm0thspKNQ
— Netflix (@netflix) April 13, 2021
Portrait of an Artist will be available on Netflix on April 17 at 3 a.m. ET.