Ever wanted to look back on the movie franchise that dared to tackle depicting the past, present, and future? Well now you can, with the help of Jason Aron who directed the new documentary Back in Time, which explores how those movies, primarily the first Back to the Future, had an amazing impact on our culture. Here’s the synopsis:
The documentary film Back in Time is, at its heart, a look at the very real impact the Back to the Future movies have had on our culture. What was once a little idea that spawned a tightly-focused documentary has grown into something truly amazing over two years of filming. Back in Time is a cinematic monument to the vastness of the trilogy’s fandom. In addition to the footage and interviews revolving around the time machine itself, the crew found that simply by delving into the impact of the trilogy an epic journey began to unfold before them. The crew captured countless hours of footage during filming. From Steven Spielberg to Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, to the Sheas and Hollers, and from James Tolkan and Lea Thompson to Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox, Back in Time features interview after interview that simply must be seen.
With the original film celebrating its 30th anniversary this past July, this documentary continues that celebration. While showing what making the film was like, the documentary will also remind everyone just how long lasting Back to the Future is, and how much would be different if it was never made, or at least made without certain iconic elements (the time machine almost wasn’t a DeLorean, how horrifying is that?).
Back in Time will be released on DVD/Blu-ray, online, and in Los Angeles theaters on October 21.