The teaser trailer for the Joaquin Phoenix mockumentary I’m Still Here directed by Casey Affleck has just arrived in advance of its September 10 theatrical release followed by a video on demand debut on September 24.
Despite the public awareness this isn’t a true documentary, Magnolia is still pushing the “it’s a real movie” angle with the following synopsis:
The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck, Iâ€™M STILL HERE is a striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of internationally acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, Iâ€™M STILL HERE follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
Check out the trailer below and you can get a larger look at the included poster image as well as two new stills from the film right here.