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‘George Michael Freedom Uncut’ Documentary Coming June 22

Scheduled for a special theatrical release, the new documentary about the life and career of George Michael will arrive on June 22. 

Described as the superstar singer/songwriter’s “final work,” George Michael: Freedom Uncut, the late musician is credited as a co-director on the film along with David Austin (the musician’s long time UK manager.) Heavily involved in the production of the film prior to his untimely and shocking death in 2016, Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) also provides the narration for the movie, that will offer a unique insight into his music career and private life. 

Freedom Uncut chronicles the ever-tumultuous, yet incredibly fruitful period of Michael’s personal life and professional career following the release of his 1987 debut solo album, Faith, through to the creation and release of his 1990 follow-up Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1. In addition to documenting his creative process during this period, the piece also explores his relationship with former-lover, Anselmo Feleppa (who passed away from AIDS-related complication) as well as the death of Michael’s mother. 

The film will feature a melange of footage and photos from Michael’s archive, as well as never-before-seen footage from the “Freedom! ’90” video, directed by David Fincher. The film also includes interviews with Michael’s peers and friends, including the likes of superstars Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Ricky Gervais, Mary J. Blige, Liam Gallagher, and Tony Bennett.

Tickets for screenings of Freedom Uncut will go on sale Wednesday, April 27. A full list of participating theaters is available on the film’s website

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Author: Al Denté

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