Spike Lee premiered his Michael Jackson documentary, Bad 25, this August at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy which begins on August 29.
“I’m more than just a huge fan of Michael Jackson,” Lee said in a press statement. “Having the chance to actually know him and work with him, I deeply care about his legacy.”
Bad 25 was collaboratively created by Lee, as well as both the Jackson Estate and Sony Music, and is said to focus entirely on Jackson’s iconic album and the world tour that accompanied it.
The documentary is a familiar mix of talking heads – choreographers, producers and stars – and film of concerts, rehearsals and music videos.
He continued, “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’s documentary comes just in time for the 25th anniversary of the Bad album, “which will also be celebrated with the September 18th release of Bad 25, a deluxe package featuring three CDs, two collectible booklets, and features the first-ever authorized DVD release of a concert from the record breaking “Bad” tour,” as reported by IndieWire.
Check out a clip of the documentary below: