"HUBERT SELBY JR: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow" is a documentary film (2005) about writer Hubert Selby Jr. (1928-2004) the author of the novels "Last Exit to Brooklyn," "The Room," "The Demon," "Requiem for a Dream," The Willow Tree," and "Waiting Period" and a book of short stories, "Song of the Silent Snow."
The 79-minute film features new interviews with Hubert Selby Jr., Lou Reed, Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, James Remar, Darren Aronofsky, Uli Edel, Gilbert Sorrentino, Nick Tosches, Jerry Stahl, Richard Price, Amiri Baraka, James Ragan, Michael Silverblatt, Jem Cohen, Kenneth Shiffrin, Nicolas Winding Refn, Desmond Nakano, Susan Compo, Kaytie Lee and with appearances by Henry Rollins, Anthony Kiedis and more. The film is narrated by Robert Downey, Jr.
The film is directed by Michael W. Dean and Kenneth Shiffrin.
The editor is Ryan Brown.
The film's executive producers are Selby's wife Suzanne Selby and Kenneth Shiffrin, who was Selby's writing partner on three projects including the screenplay, "Scardust." The producers are Dean and Brown.
The movie's title "It/ll Be Better Tomorrow" is taken from page 103 of Selby's novel, "The Demon." The slash is included in Selby's typography.