Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary, made in collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, titled Bad 25, is scheduled to air on ABC on Thanksgiving Day, in November.
However, before that, the feature documentary will be released theatrically for 1 week, beginning today, October 19, but, unfortunately, only in 3 theaters – one New York, and the other in Los Angeles.
I’m guessing this is to give it an Oscar-qualifying run.
Playdates/locations for the NYC and LA theatrical release follow:
New York: Oct. 19 to 26 at AMC Loews Theater; 66 Third Ave.
Los Angeles: Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 at Chinese 6 Theaters; 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
The rest of the USA will have to wait about another month, to see it on ABC on Thanksgiving night (November 22); and ahead of that TV broadcast premiere, ABC has released a trailer for the film, which is embedded below.
Bad 25 shares fresh insights into the King of Pop’s creative vision that resulted in his landmark Bad album, marking its 25th anniversary this year.
The film promises rare and never-before-seen footage, and the first ever in-depth, behind-the-scenes film project to chronicle a Michael Jackson album and tour.
Included will be numerous interviews conducted by Spike Lee, including Jackson’s confidants, choreographers, musicians and collaborators.
Here’s the trailer: