GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM - THE DIRECTOR’S CUT
George Michael & David Austin; 2017; UK/US; 113 min.; North American Premiere
“Careless Whisper,” “Faith,” “I Want Your Sex,” and, of course, “Freedom! ’90” are just a few highlights from George Michael’s career, cut short by his death at age 53. He created music that defined the ’80s and the ’90s, and this is his final gift to his fans. With never before seen archival footage Michael’s director’s cut captures his dreams, his life, and his music. This frank and honest documentary takes us through his dedication to his art, his coming out, his court case against Sony Music, and the story of his love for partner Anselmo Feleppa, who died of an AIDS-related illness. Insightful interviews from Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige, and Liam Gallagher shine a light on this superstar’s true and abiding passion for his enduring music.
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Content Warnings: Vulgar Language