Thu 7 Jan 2016
Spike Lee has already directed one documentary about Michael Jackson — 2012’s Bad 25 — and now he’s set to release another film on one of Jackson’s iconic albums. According to Pitchfork, the King of Pop’s 1979 LP Off the Wall is being reissued next month, along with a new Spike documentary called Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall.
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Providing an in-depth look at the making of MJ’s seminal album, the film features interviews with a host of friends, relatives, collaborators and fans, including Pharrell, The Weeknd, Kobe Bryant, Questlove, Lee Daniels, Misty Copeland, Mark Ronson, John Legend and L.A. Reid, as well as Jackson’s parents, Katherine and Joe.
Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall debuts at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, followed by a television premiere on Showtime on February 5. The documentary and album reissue will later hit retailers on February 26.