George Michael’s sudden death at 53 on Christmas Day 2016 left his fans devastated. The singer-songwriting legend had been working on a documentary movie in which he opened up honestly about both his public image and personal private life. Now that film is ready for a posthumous release this summer with the title George Michael Freedom Uncut.
An official description reads: “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. At this pivotal period of his life, Michael is able to fight for his artistic freedom and lead the way for others. He meets his first real love, Anselmo Feleppa and navigates both the heartbreak of Anselmo’s early tragic passing from an AIDS-related illness and the devastating loss of his mother. GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT is also a brilliant reminder of Michael’s outstanding musical genius during the Wham! years and throughout his solo career.”
George Michael Freedom Uncut runs at 108 minutes and will hit cinemas globally on Wednesday June 22.
Director and close friend David Austin said: “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.”
Among the film’s contributors alongside Michael himself are 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.
Tickets go on sale for cinemas worldwide from Wednesday April 27. More information can be found here.