Lil Nas X, the Grammy Award-winning artist known for his music and provocative photoshoots, has given fans another glimpse into his life with the new documentary, “Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero”. The film, directed by Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel, was set to premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), but the event almost didn’t take place.
As reported by Variety, on September 9, local authorities informed the event organizers of a bomb threat linked to the event. To ensure the safety of attendees, fans, and staff, the screening at Roy Thomson Hall was delayed while the threat was investigated.
A TIFF representative confirmed that the situation was handled with utmost care. The representative stated, “Earlier this evening, we were made aware by the Toronto Police Service of an investigation in the vicinity of the red carpet for the ‘Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero’ screening. Our standard security measures remained in place during this time, and the screening commenced with a slight delay. To our knowledge, this was a general threat and not directed at the film or the artist.”
After the threat was assessed, the screening proceeded. Lil Nas X, accompanied by his father and two nephews, graced the red carpet before settling into their seats inside the venue.
The 2023 Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled to run until September 17 at various locations. Tickets for “Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero” screenings are currently available for purchase. More information can be found here.