IFC’s newest original comedy series Documentary Now! lovingly parodies some of the world’s best-known documentaries.
Dame Helen Mirren (THE QUEEN, THE AUDIENCE) serves as host of this six part series, lending the gravitas that documentaries of this caliber so rightly deserve. Starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, each episode is shot in a different style of documentary filmmaking, and honors some of the most important stories that didn’t actually happen.
Paying homage to everyone from the Maysles to Errol Morris, topics range from guerilla-style filmmakers who vastly underestimate the danger in exposing a drug cartel to a soft rock doc about a Chicago band’s rise to fame with their hit album “Catalina Breeze.” Documentary Now! also showcases an intimate portrait of socialite mother-daughter feral animal hoarders and much more.
Awaiting the return of season two of Documentary Now!, SundanceNow Doc Club brings a hilarious new video interview with Hader and Armisen on documentary filmmaking. The duo sat down with Doc Club as the latest guest curators for the SVOD service (along with Documentary Now! executive producer Seth Meyers) for their collection “Armisen, Meyers & Hader Favorites,” streaming now.