In advance of its premiere in Europe last week, NME and Fader Films presented special screenings of the new documentary “Look At Me: XXXTentacion” in London, Paris, and Berlin.
The film, which was directed by Sabaah Folayan, chronicles the troubled life of the late, divisive musician Jahseh Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion. It chronicles the tale of his turbulent background in South Florida, his unexpected success in the music industry, his apparent robbery death in 2018, and his charges of domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Geneva Ayala in 2016.
The documentary is being published simultaneously with a companion movie called In His Own Words: XXXTentacion. It features an exclusive interview that The FADER conducted in 2017. Members of XXXTentacion’s staff, including The FADER creator Rob Stone, estate manager Solomon Sobande, and entertainment lawyer Bob Celestin, were present at the screenings held in London and Paris.
A special Q&A moderated by DJ Semtex of BBC 1Xtra was offered to celebrities, content creators, and music lovers during the London showing on November 15 at Curzon Bloomsbury. About Onfroy’s life, he spoke with Celestin, Sobande, and Stone. He also discussed whether it is possible to separate an artist from his work.