George Michael Freedom Uncut coming to cinemas this June
By Classic Pop | April 20, 2022
Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing today announced the premiere of George Michael Freedom Uncut, a deeply autobiographical feature documentary narrated by the late Grammy Award winner.
George Michael Freedom Uncut will be released as a global cinema event on Wednesday, June 22nd. Details of participating countries and cinemas will be listed here from April 27th.
Throughout the film, Michael reveals openly and honestly the two distinct sides of his life: his very public music career and his private personal life that cameras never truly saw. Michael was heavily involved in and dedicated to the making of this documentary before his tragic passing in 2016.
The film delves into the turbulent period after Faith leading up to, during and after the making of his Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1 album in 1990.
Interwoven with exclusive, personal archival footage, this year’s theatrical release includes never-seen-before footage from the video for Freedom! ’90, directed by David Fincher. The music video has been recently remastered in 4K and will screen in full ahead of the main feature in cinemas worldwide.
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Produced by Big Geoff Overseas Limited in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment and distributed theatrically worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing.
David Austin, George’s co-writer, says: “The film is George’s final work. Narrated by George himself, it is the complete story.”
“George Michael was an inspiring artist whose story deserves to be shared on the big screen globally,” Tom Mackay, President, Premium Content, Sony Music Entertainment says, “In honor of George’s birthday this June, we are thrilled to be working with David Austin and our partners at Trafalgar Releasing to bring fans unprecedented access to his extraordinary life both on and off stage.”
Marc Allenby, CEO – Trafalgar Releasing adds: “We are proud to be bringing George Michael’s final work to the big screen in this global cinema event. As an artist whose music continues to resonate across generations, this event will be a fitting tribute to George’s life and career, giving fans the opportunity to celebrate communally in cinemas worldwide.”