LA Premiere of HBO Documentary Films ‘Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed’
March 23, 2023 – The deeply personal HBO Original Documentary JASON ISBELL: RUNNING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED, premiered at the famed Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, as part of HBO’s ongoing Music Box series. The screening of the film was followed by a Q&A with Jason Isbell and director Sam Jones, moderated by Colin Hanks. Audiences were then treated to a special acoustic performance by Jason Isbell and his wife Amanda Shires.
Additional attendees included Chad Gamble (400 Unit) Sadler Vaden (400 Unit), Derry deBorja (400 Unit), Jimbo Hart (400 Unit), Mark Duplass(Executive Producer), Bill Simmons (Executive Producer), Mel Eslyn (Executive Producer) and Sean Fennessey (Co-Executive Producer).
About the film: In his own words, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jason Isbell takes us on an unexpected journey through his musical evolution and creative process as he goes into the studio to record his new album “Reunions” with his band The 400 Unit. With striking candor and honesty, Isbell lays bare his difficult childhood, his struggles with addiction and relationships, and funneling all his pain and private battles into his music. As the Covid-19 pandemic arrives and forces him and his family into lockdown, Isbell must confront the self-doubt and fears that isolation brings to a recovering addict and artist, even as the album is released to rave reviews. The next installment of the Music Box series created by The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, JASON ISBELL: RUNNING WITH OUR EYES CALLED was directed and produced by Sam Jones (HBO’s “Tony Hawk: Until The Wheels Fall Off”) and executive produced by Emmy® winners Mark and Jay Duplass (HBO’s “The Lady and the Dale”) and Simmons (HBO’s “Andre The Giant,” “Showbiz Kids”).
Release Date: Debuting April 7th on HBO and streaming on HBO Max