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Awards Spotlight: Belushi


John Belushi is wearing a fedora and black sunglasses, holding up a pin with print of himself

About the Event

A feature documentary from award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler about the too-short life of John Belushi, the once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny-bones of audiences worldwide. Told using previously unheard audiotapes, this film examines Belushi’s extraordinary life in the words of his collaborators, friends, and family, including Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Penny Marshall, Lorne Michaels, Carrie Fisher, Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis, Jane Curtin, Ivan Reitman and his high school sweetheart and later wife Judy Belushi.

Get an exclusive screener of Belushi then join us for a digital conversation feat. film participant Judy Belushi-Pisano and Director/Writer/Executive Producer R.J. Cutler; moderated by film journalist / host of WOR Movie Minute Joe Neumaier.

This digital event will have ASL and Captioning provided.

Panelist Bios

R.J. Cutler, Director/Writer/Executive Producer

R.J. Cutler is an award-winning director and producer who has made some of the most significant documentary films and television series of the past quarter-century including the Oscar-nominated The War Room, Emmy- nominated A Perfect Candidate, Sundance Award-winning The September Issue, Peabody Award-winning Listen to Me Marlon and The World According to Dick Cheney. His most recent work includes the critically acclaimed projects Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, a cinema verité coming of age story of the singer-songwriter; BELUSHI, about the too-short life of once in a generation talent John Belushi told through previously unheard audiotapes; and the docuseries “Dear…” which profiled icons such as Spike Lee, Gloria Steinem and Misty Copeland, telling their stories through the eyes of those who have been most affected by their work. Cutler is also the founder of This Machine, a production company focused on developing scripted and non-scripted projects for film and television.