Staying true to his independent artistry, Chance wrote, produced, starred in, edited and distributed Magnificent Coloring World himself. He spent much of his time at home over the last year, working hard to bring this never-before-seen footage to light in the way that it should be seen. Filmed in 2017 on the heels of Chance taking home 3 GRAMMY Awards for his critically-acclaimed mixtape ‘Coloring Book’, Magnificent Coloring World transports viewers into the front row of a Chance the Rapper concert. Amidst a monumental arena tour, Chance invited a select group of his biggest Chicago-area fans to an undisclosed event. Fans showed up to a meeting spot and were brought by school bus to Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, where they were surprised to enter a secret Chance the Rapper concert. Over the course of an hour, Chance ripped through his hit catalog, performing songs from Coloring Book and Acid Rap for the enthusiastic crowd.
This is not the typical documentation of a concert, which is then later packaged to be a concert movie. Instead, Chance knew ahead of time that he wanted to create a special cinematic experience. He arranged the space with six multi-color sound stages, nine cameras, and intricately placed microphones to capture the audience and show in a unique way. With a run time of just 61 minutes, Magnificent Coloring World captures the energy in the room that day, bringing Chance the Rapper’s larger-than-life persona to the big screen. Find a theatre near you here.