The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (then known as Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary) was one of the very best films I saw at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s funny, mysterious and complicated in all the best ways, ultimately offering a movie that is a total surprise but also very hard to describe.
Somehow, this first trailer for the film does an amazing job of selling all that without giving too much away. I’m honestly impressed. Check it out:
There are layers to the documentary, if it even is a documentary, not presented in the trailer, but that’s as it should be. This gets across the initial premise followed by the questions that arise later just enough to let everyone know not everything is on the level here. I can’t really imagine a better preview of what’s in store.
In other words, don’t read too much about the film if you like what you see here. Just hang tight and wait until it hits Hulu on August 16. You won’t regret it.