New George Michael Documentary Narrated and Co-Directed by Late Singer Will Tell “The Full Story” — Greek City Times
The new documentary George Michael Liberty Uncut will premiere in theaters around the world this summer, giving fans an extraordinary insight into the singer-songwriter’s personal life. Narrated and co-directed by Michael before his death in 2016, the film is set to be released on June 22, three days before his birthday.
Michael was “heavily involved and dedicated” in the production of George Michael Liberty Uncutmaking it “an incredibly special posthumous release and a poignant and moving tribute to his legacy,” reads the film’s press release.
“The film is George’s final work,” Michael’s friend David Austin, who co-directed the film, said in a statement. “Reported by George himself, this is the full story.”
Using never-before-seen first-hand footage as well as personal stock footage, George Michael Liberty Uncut explores Michael’s career and delves deeper into the making of his best-selling album of 1990 Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. It also details the relationship between Michael and his first love, Anselmo Feleppa, who was diagnosed with HIV and died in 1993 during the singer’s famous lawsuit against Sony.
“George Michael was an inspiring artist whose story deserves to be shared on the big screen around the world,” said Tom Mackay, President of Premium Content at Sony Music Entertainment. “In honor of George’s birthday in June, we are delighted to be working with David Austin and our partners at Trafalgar Releasing to provide fans with unprecedented access to his extraordinary life on and off stage.”
“We are proud to bring George Michael’s latest work to the big screen at this global film event,” added Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing. “As an artist whose music continues to resonate across generations, this event will be a fitting tribute to George’s life and career, giving fans the opportunity to celebrate together in cinemas around the world. “
Tickets for George Michael Liberty Uncut goes on sale April 27 and can be purchased here.