First Look: Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Documentary ‘Bad 25′ Coming To #TIFF12

When the announcement of the film for the upcoming Toronto International Film was happening, this film almost slipped by me. It was just so quick and subtle and really needed more attention. After all, how is Spike Lee‘s documentary Bad 25 on the power, influence and effect of Michael Jackson’s iconic album Bad not one of your top choice of films to see. It is for me as I grew up being influenced by the King of Pop.

It’s not a world premiere though as the movie will have its first public showing at The Venice International Film Festival where Lee is also receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, however with the Toronto Fest basically the week after, I think I can handle the wait.

In advance of its world premiere, we have some stills from the film. Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker, Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, ?uestlove and Mariah Carey are all going to be in the doc is seems so this should be very interesting.

Stay tuned as Xavierpop will obviously have a review of the doc. In the meantime, check out the pics below.

About The Film
Spike Lee
pays tribute to Michael Jackson‘s Bad on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the epochal album, offering behind-the-scenes footage of Jackson recording the album and interviews with confidants, musicians, choreographers, and such music-world superstars as Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green and Mariah Carey.

Bad 25 features captivating behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions for several of Bad’s biggest songs (“The Way You Make Me Feel” being among the most memorable). There are also revealing interviews with a number of fellow artists who worked with Jackson — such as Sheryl Crow, with whom Jackson shared the duet “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” on stage during the Bad world tour — and those who were inspired by him, including Kanye West, Cee Lo Green and Mariah Carey. Lee offers us a more intimate side of Jackson, one rarely glimpsed amidst the glitter and circus-like atmosphere that surrounded the notoriously private superstar, especially as his personal life (and appearance) became a scandal-rag mainstay in the years that followed Bad. As the landmark album takes shape before our eyes, we see Jackson’s dedication to his craft, his talent for inspired collaboration, and his sly sense of humour — as well as some hints of the toll that his relentless work ethic had on his psyche..


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