Apple has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for "Dads," a documentary directed by actress Bryce Dallas Howard, reports Variety.

The film, which will include commentary from Bryce Dallas Howard, her father director Ron Howard and his partner Brian Grazer, is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival today. The documentary is described as a "joyful exploration of contemporary fatherhood."

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It will offer up anecdotes and wisdom from celebrities like Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, and more, along with portraits of non-celebrity dads around the world.

If the old-fashioned father was stern and stoic, the contemporary one is more vulnerable and self-deprecating. Conan O'Brien sums up parenthood as "this incredible realization that you're not the most important person in the world." Patton Oswalt, who became a single parent after his wife's death, reflects on how quickly kids grow up: "You get the tiniest window and then it's gone just like that." Hasan Minhaj pays tribute to his immigrant father, whose short-term sacrifice was for his family's long-term gain.

Fathers can be close, distant, absent, or anything in between. Whatever your experience, this film warmly encourages conversations about how to be a better parent.

After its premiere at the festival, "Dads" will be available on Apple TV+ at some point after it launches, and a theatrical run is also a possibility.

There is no word yet on when ‌Apple TV+‌ is going to launch, but we may learn additional details about the service at Apple's upcoming iPhone event, set to take place on Tuesday, September 10.

Top Rated Comments

GrumpyMom Avatar
44 months ago
They keep throwing around that “stern and stoic” stereotype about “old fashioned” fathers. And sometimes it’s even framed as a bad thing. But I wonder if it’s historically factual or just something else we throw out there to make modern concepts of fatherhood look more advanced.

I didn’t see that type of fatherhood in either side of my family. My grandpa was born in the late 1800’s and yeah he believed in discipline and raising kids up to be aware that actions have consequences, but he was an accessible, funny guy. I’m told my other grandfather over in Asia was the same way.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
subjonas Avatar
44 months ago
Ugh, almost everything they've announced so far for Apple TV+ just sounds absolutely horrible! I hope that I'm proven wrong.
Why does this sound horrible? Fatherhood, and the lack of it, is foundational to a person’s development and therefore to society; and the changing of the role from one generation to the next is interesting to say the absolute least. I for one am interested to hear anyone’s insights about their experience as a father or with their own father. The thing about fatherhood is that it’s a universal role that transcends occupation and societal status.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mactendo Avatar
44 months ago
There should be more documentaries like that. About fathers, brothers, husbands, male psychology in general. These days conversation swirls mostly around women and female issues.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RodThePlod Avatar
44 months ago
The film, which will include commentary from Bryce Dallas Howard, her father director Ron Howard and his partner Brian Grazer, is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival today.
Did you miss out the word "business"?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TacoChowder Avatar
44 months ago
Man I wish I was born to a successful actor or director. Just easily tossed projects in the beginning and your career is set. I was the only person on some shows I worked on who wasn't a there from some form of nepotism, it was insane.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
machpost Avatar
44 months ago
Ugh, almost everything they've announced so far for Apple TV+ just sounds absolutely horrible! I hope that I'm proven wrong.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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