News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by

Ondi Timoner on fame, Russell Brand documentary 'Brand: A Second Coming'




Director Ondi Timoner accepts the award for Grand Jury Prize: US Documentary for
Director Ondi Timoner accepts the award for Grand Jury Prize: US Documentary for "We Live in Public" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.
Peter Kramer/AP

Listen to story

13:07
Download this story 6MB

British comedian Russell Brand is best-known to American movie fans as Aldous Snow, the promiscuous, drug addled rock and roller who lands Jonah Hill in hot water in the comedy "Get Him to the Greek."

In real life, Brand has struggled with an addiction to drugs. He's also had a complicated relationship with fame, especially after his brief marriage to singer Katy Perry.

Those struggles and Brand's new turn as a political activist are captured in a new documentary titled "Brand: A Second Coming."

The film was directed by Ondi Timoner, who is no stranger to films about our curious relationship with fame. Her 2009 documentary, "We Live in Public," looked at the effect of the Internet and putting so much of our lives online for all to see. 

Joining Take Two to discuss:

Timoner will discuss the film Friday night at the Arclight in Hollywood. Click here for details.