2016 was an awful year for music fans with many greats sadly passing. From Sir George Martin, Leonard Cohen, Prince, David Bowie and off course George Michael. Today Sony Music and Trafalgar Releasing announce the George Michael documentary, George Michael Freedom Uncut is set for release in cinemas from June.
The doc promises to focuses on the formative period in former Wham frontman’s life and career, leading up to and following the making of his acclaimed, best-selling album “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1” and his subsequent, infamous High Court battle with his record label that followed, while also becoming poignantly personal about the death of his first love, Anselmo Feleppa. Filmed before Michael’s untimely passing, the documentary is narrated by the singer, who was heavily involved in the making of the film that serves as his final work.
The film features George’s incredible, unseen archival and private home-footage, giving viewers a first-person account of this dramatic period in his life, revealing how he became one of the most influential recording artists of all time, who alone fought a corner for all artists by challenging the standard recording contract helping to rewrite the rules of the music industry. He talks about why he stepped out of the lime light and turned his back on celebrity.
Along side the archival interviews from George, there’s a host of famous friends, fellow musicians sharing their love the singer: Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Corden, Tony Bennett, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patitz.
George Michael Freedom Uncut will be released globally in cinemas from 22nd June. Tickets for the film will go on sale from 27th April, head over to the film’s website sign up for updates.