It's been almost 18 years since Chris Farley died at the age of 33, and we lost a talent far larger than we ever realized at the time.
Now filmmaker Brent Hodge gather Farley's friends and colleagues such as Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, David Spade, friends, family and biographers to discus his greatest characters, skits and performances, as well as share iconic photographs, home movies, family snapshots and personal artifacts, to fully round out the story of this comedy legend – a bear of a man who nevertheless had remarkable grace and physicality.
Clips from Farley's most memorable performances fill the documentary, from his breathtaking Chippendales audition alongside Patrick Swayze, to his comically ill-fated salesman in Tommy Boy, to his diatribes as Matt Foley, the motivational speaker who "lives in a van down by the river!" Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and I Am Chris Farley will tell his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever.
I AM CHRIS FARLEY was executive produced by Paul Gertz (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Bruce Lee), Kent Wingerak (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Bruce Lee) and Robert Pirooz (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Evel Knievel)
It's always difficult to remember someone who was so vivacious and vibrant when they were alive that we lost so early, but also so important to keep them alive in our hearts so their talent will never be forgotten.
I Am Chris Farley opens in theaters in select theaters beginning July 31 and will be available on VOD beginning on August 11.