Luther: Never Too Much

  • Closeup of Luther Vandross


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Apr 25 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Apr 25 9:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Apr 27 9:15 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
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Festival Info
Festival Year:2024
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Open Captions
Program Category:Pop/Life
Film Subjects:American Culture & Issues
Black Culture & Issues
Music & Musicians
Popular Culture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Dawn Porter
Producer(s):Trish Chetty
Ged Doherty
Jamie Foxx
Datari Turner
Leah Smith
Executive Producer(s):Dawn Porter
Eli Holzman
Aaron Saidman
Tom Mackay
Richard Story
Jon Platt
Brian Monaco
Colin Firth
David Gottlieb
Phil Thornton
Editor(s):Mark Fason
Cinematography:Bryan Gentry
Composer:Robert Glasper


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Luther Vandross was always destined to be a star, but he went well beyond that, becoming one of the most venerated and beloved singer-songwriters of his generation with hits like “Dance with My Father,” “Here and Now” and, of course, “Never Too Much.” Here, award-winning director Dawn Porter explores Vandross’s rise from background singer to icon through his relationships and collaborations with legendary recording artists like David Bowie, Mariah Carey and Dionne Warwick, to name a few. Beyond his battles with the music industry and his desire to escape being pigeon-holed as an R&B artist emerges a portrait of a spiritual man with a voice from the heavens whose ambition and work ethic simmer around a heart wracked by personal battles with weight and the pursuit of love. Letting the music guide the way, Luther: Never Too Much is a well-overdue ode to a trailblazer whose music will live in popular culture forever.

Please note: Access to the 6:30pm screening on April 25 is for Industry passholders only.

Sales Agent: Sony Music