Spike Lee Directed a New Michael Jackson Documentary Which Will Premiere at Sundance Next Month

Spike Lee Directed a New Michael Jackson Documentary Which Will Premiere at Sundance Next Month

I had no idea that Spike Lee was working on another Michael Jackson film. Or maybe I did, but I just don’t recall. I searched the S&A archives but didn’t immediately find anything, so it doesn’t appear we mentioned it. There was the Michael Jackson documentary Spike made in 2012, in collaboration with Jackson’s estate and Sony Music, titled "Bad 25." But this one is an entirely new project, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month. 

Titled "Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to ‘Off the Wall’" the documentary’s synopsis reads: Catapulted by the success of his first major solo project, "Off the Wall," Michael Jackson went from child star to King of Pop. This film explores the seminal album, with rare archival footage and interviews from those who were there and those whose lives its success and legacy impacted. 

My research tells me that Spike first shared that he was working on this earlier this year, while doing press for his last film, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," ahead of its USA release. Although he didn’t share any details – just that he was working on it, with potential plans to make similar documentaries on other seminal MJ albums, like "Thriller."

No trailer or much media available yet for "Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to ‘Off the Wall’" except for the above still from Sundance.

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Comments

PAUL ROBERSON

I HAVE SUCH ESOTERIC INFORMATION ON MICHAEL JACKSON — REAL EXPERIENTIAL FACTS TO IMPART TO SPIKE AND THE WORLD… HELLO SPIKE, GIVE ME A CALL!!!

Irma

When

Irma

When will this be on ? Please answer

Ian

People may bait Spike Lee with too many questions that incite feuds and detract from what is first and foremost: his supreme skill as a filmmaker. That should be all that matters, and he should be back in the studio game making relevant and inspired entertainment, not on the independent film periphery being talked about only for his opinions that paint the narrative of him as an Angry Black Man.

tp

It don’t matter if you’re Black or White’ except to Spike Lee that is.

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