Spike Lee’s New Doc Released Next Month
Director Spike Lee has announced plans to release his brand new Michael Jackson documentary at next month’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah, called ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall.’
The film 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.”
Lee has been involved with Michael Jackson for two decades. He first directed the short film for ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ in 1996 and went on to make a wonderful documentary in 2012 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ‘Bad’ album.
Sundance’s programming director Trevor Groth has said;
“The film focuses on his drive and commitment. What a hard worker he was, not just on how talented he was. It looks at when he transitioned from the Jackson Five into a solo career. For fans, I think it’s going to play through the roof. And for not fans, they’re going to be fascinated.”