As Film Festival season gets underway on of the greatest film directors, Spike Lee will release his tribute documentary to the 25th Anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Bad. Listed at the Toronto International Film Festival’s and the Venice Film Festival this film will take fans behind the scenes of one of the greatest albums to date. The film includes over 40 interviews with Jackson’s confidants, choreographers, musicians, other collaborators as well as celebrities, including Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green, Martin Scorsese and Sheryl Crow, the project focuses on Jackson’s career around the time of 1987’s BAD album and tour, which both rocked the globe. Described as a “coming-of-age” story about the rising superstar, the film’s release will be timed with the 25th anniversary of the landmark album, which was released August 31, 1987.
“I’m more than just a huge fan of Michael Jackson, and having the chance to actually know him and work with him, I deeply care about his legacy. With this BAD project I was able to uncover just what made this such a huge, important coming of age in his career and unearth compelling stories surrounding the making of the album, the long awaited follow-up to Thriller — the best selling album of all time – the short films and the tour that may have never seen the light of day.” -Spike Lee
On Sept 18th a special edition of BAD 25 will be released, it will include additional tracks, a DVD and other bonus material. The Venice Film Festival runs from August 29 to September 8, but until then here’s a sneak peek at the Documentary.