Netflix has announced that it will be releasing a documentary next month on the infamous 2017 Fyre Festival.
According to Variety, the documentary will showcase the public failure and collapse of the musical event. Billy McFarland, the organizer of the event, will also be showcased, along with the events that led to his six-year prison sentence.
Fyre is reportedly being directed by Chris Smith, who also directed Netflix’s 2017 documentary, Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond. According to the announcement for the documentary, the film “gives a first-hand look into the disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves.”
Described as a “luxury concert” the Fyre Festival was marketed as having high class food and accommodations, and big-name musical performances. Instead, concert-goers found themselves stuck on a small island in the Bahamas, with tent cities and boxed sandwiches and no music artists. No direction or organization was visible, and people struggled to find flights that would take them back to the mainland.
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— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) December 10, 2018
The fiasco led to McFarland being charged and convicted of fraud in October, and sentenced to six years in prison. A production professional for the event was quoted as saying that Fyre Festival was “incompetence on an almost inconceivable scale.” The documentary is set to release on January 18.
Will you be checking out this film when it drops next month?
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