On Monday night in Los Angeles, Kanye West unveiled his ambitious “Runaway” film for an audience that included celebs, curious members of the media, and — most important — his fans.
After the screening was over, we managed to grab a few of those Kanye obsessives, as they made their way out of the Harmony Gold Theater, to get their take on the film … and needless to say, they were blown away by what they had just seen. And inspired. And moved.
“It was interesting. I thought he exposed a lot of things that were worth exposing. It was very different,” Alex Valls told MTV News. “The whole platform is awesome: It opens up a lot of interesting dialogue, what exactly was going on, what he was exploring. It’s different and it’s cool. I liked it, it was unique.”
“It was hands-down amazing … very creative, very inspirational, simply amazing,” Colin Witt added. “I was very impressed.”
Much like earlier audiences — who described “Runaway” as “abstract” and “very loose” — many in Los Angeles noted the film’s artistic and avant-garde quality. But they were quick to add that, really, what they liked best about it was that at no point did it not feel like a Kanye West project. After all, his ambition is what they admire most about him.
“I thought the movie was excellent, very visually arresting, there’s a lot of exciting imagery in there. … [It’s] very explosive, it’s Kanye, you know? It’s what you’d expect from Kanye,” Conan Milne said. “It’s artistic, it’s poignant. There’s some great moments in there. It’s definitely worth seeing. [And] it’s great to hear so much of the album … the music’s epic; it’s definitely befitting the imagery.”
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Kanye West’s “Runaway” will premiere on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, MTV2 and BET, and will also stream live on MTV.com, BET.com and VH1.com, followed by a live Q&A session on MTV.