Right now, all attention is on the extremely necessary protests unfolding in the United States and the rest of the world after the unlawful murder of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In an effort to make sure the focus stays on these historical protests, Hollywood creators are delaying some projects that were intended to debut this week.
The debut of Lin-Manuel Miranada‘s documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, which focuses on the improvisational hip-hop group of the same name, has been pushed back, and the premiere of the kid-centric competition show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge has also been delayed. Read More »
If you remember watching the early days of the American version of Whose Line is it Anyway? in the late ’90s and early 2000s, you probably recall a game in which performer Wayne Brady would essentially freestyle his way through a song based on a suggestion from the audience. But he wasn’t the only one doing hip-hop improv around that time.
There was also Freestyle Love Supreme, a small improv group comprised of future big names like Lin-Manuel Miranda. That group is the subject of a feature length documentary called We Are Freestyle Love Supreme which played at Sundance earlier this year, and it’s about to debut on Hulu in just a few days. Here’s the first trailer. Read More »
Before Hamilton became a pop culture phenomenon and before In the Heights first catapulted Lin-Manuel Miranda to fame, there was Freestyle Love Supreme. A hip-hop improv group founded by Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale, the group included would-be Hamilton stars like Christopher Jackson and finally made its Broadway debut last year. But it was 15 years of hard work and tours, which are chronicled in Andrew Fried’s documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, which made its debut at Sundance this year. Finally, the rest of us can see the roots of Hamilton and In the Heights with the streaming premiere of We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, which Hulu has set for this June.
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