Jay Z Teams Up With Ron Howard For ‘Made In America’ Music Documentary

Jay Z, it can safely be said, is not having a quiet week.

On top of everything else he’s got going on, Monday sees the release of ‘Made in America’ – the music documentary that is the result of his collaboration with Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (Rush, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13).

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Jay Z doing what he does best… with Ron Howard to record the results

Focusing on Jay’s efforts in organising the Budweiser Made in America Festival, the film features intimate footage of the hip-hop icon at work and rest, and includes contributions from other industry heavyweights including Kanye West, Rita Ora, Pearl Jam, Run-DMC, Santigold, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Skrillex, Odd Future, The Hives, Passion Pit, D’Angelo and Gary Clark Jr. There’s also some unseen performance footage.

Collaborations between Hollywood directors and prolific musicians have long proved more than the sum of the parts. We take a look back at the best filmmaker and musician collaborations over the past 30 years… which is the most successful ever creative pairing of this lot? Or is there one we forgot all about? Let us know below…

Made In America is available on VoD and DVD from 19 May…

  • SUIT & TIE (2013)

    Directed by David Fincher, the music video for Justin Timberlake and Jay Z

  • BAD 25 (2012)

    Directed by Spike Lee, featuring Michael Jackson


    Directed by Cameron Crowe, featuring Pearl Jam

  • STONES IN EXILE (2010)

    Directed by Stephen Kijak, featuring The Rolling Stones

  • SHINE A LIGHT (2008)

    Directed by Martin Scorsese, featuring The Rolling Stones

  • CONTROL (2007)

    Directed by Anton Corbijn, featuring the life and music of Joy Division

  • U2: THE BEST OF 1990-2000 (2007)

    Directed by Anton Corbijn, featuring U2


    Directed by Stephen Kijak, featuring The Walker Brothers, Damon Albarn, David Bowie and Marc Almond


    Directed by Wim Wenders, featuring Ry Cooder and various iconic Cuban musicians

  • YEAR OF THE HORSE (1997)

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch, featuring Neil Young and Crazy Horse

  • IT’S OH SO QUIET (1995)

    Directed by Spike Jonze, the music video for Bjork

  • SABOTAGE (1994)

    Directed by Spike Jonze, the music video for Beastie Boys


    Directed by Jonathan Demme, featuring Talking Heads

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15 May 2014 | 10:35 pm – Source: huffingtonpost.co.uk

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