The trailer for Chuck Berry; The Original King of Rock 'N' Roll, the first official Chuck Berry documentary, has been released. You can check it out below.
Available now on video-on-demand platforms – and on DVD and Blu-ray on November 27 – the film was directed by Jon Brewer, whose other credits include documentaries on B.B. King, Mick Ronson, Alice Cooper, Nat King Cole, Jimi Hendrix and more.
The trailer for the documentary features the first-ever interview with Berry's widow, Themetta “Toddy” Suggs, plus appearances from Cooper, Keith Richards, Nils Lofgren, Steve Van Zandt, Gary Clark Jr. and more.
"I got through to the family and talked to his widow, who was very charming,” Brewer told Below The Line. “She had never done an interview before because [Berry] wouldn’t let her do it. Then, we built the story. When a man is dead, you have to create the story and find it within actions he has done and did.
“He created the teenager. If you think back on it, it was cars and soda parlors and hanging out in what was then the ‘hood. It was always these wonderful stories that he told. That went down very well – a lot of kids related to his lyrics."
Chuck Berry; The Original King of Rock 'N' Roll is available now on Amazon, Availtin, Cool Nerd Kiosk, Direct TV, Dish, Doc N Roll, Fandango, Google Play, inDemand, iTunes, Sling TV, Tubi, Vimeo, Vudu and Xbox.
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