At this month’s Sundance Independent Film Festival, 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell will star in a short film probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
“The Life and Freaky Time of Uncle Luke” tells a fictionalized account of Campbell’s hip hop career and campaign to be mayor of Miami-Dade County. The story line strays from fact in many, many places, but none is more notable than the nuclear fallout Miami suffers after a reactor explodes, leaving Uncle Luke as the sole survivor.
Director Jillian Mayer used her signature art style and cardboard cutouts to give “Uncle Luke” a look of its very own. According to the trailer, the film is based on Chris Marker’s monumental short film “La Jetée,” which served as the basis for Terry Gilliam’s “12 Monkeys.”
In addition to the clip, we also have an exclusive first look at the “Uncle Luke” poster:
“The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke” will premiere at the Sundance Independent Film Festival.
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