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[09/18/17 - 12:46 PM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere "George Michael: Freedom" on Saturday, October 21 at 9 PM ET/PT
Filmed before Michael's untimely passing, the documentary is narrated by the singer, who was heavily involved in the making of the film that serves as his final work.

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME(R) TO PREMIERE "GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM" ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 AT 9 PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES - September 18, 2017 - Today, SHOWTIME announced the newest film to join its growing slate of music specials and documentaries, GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM, premiering on Saturday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over the internet. GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM covers the span of his entire career, but concentrates on the formative period in the late Grammy(R) Award winner's life and career, leading up to and following the making of his acclaimed, best-selling album "Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1" and his subsequent, infamous High Court battle with his record label that followed, while also becoming poignantly personal about the death of his late partner and first love, Anselmo Feleppa. Filmed before Michael's untimely passing, the documentary is narrated by the singer, who was heavily involved in the making of the film that serves as his final work. GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM features Michael's incredible, unseen archival and private home footage, giving viewers a first-person account of this dramatic period in his life - revealing how he became one of the most influential recording artists of all time who alone fought a corner for all artists by challenging the standard recording contract helping to rewrite the rules of the music industry. He talks about why he stepped out of the limelight and turned his back on celebrity.

For a first look at GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM, go to:

The feature documentary includes the original five supermodels from Oscar(R)-nominated director David Fincher's "Freedom! '90" video - Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz and Linda Evangelista - who come together for the first time to discuss their experience on the iconic music video. The film also features interviews with some of Michaels' most famous friends and music legends, including Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Corden and Tony Bennett.

As the premier destination for the best concert films and music documentaries, GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM joins a growing list of Showtime Documentary Films featuring music's biggest names, including WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME?" and the upcoming TIM & FAITH: SOUL2SOUL and ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS. Other recent concert films on SHOWTIME spotlight Prince, Madonna, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, One Direction, Mumford & Sons, Billy Joel and Paul McCartney, along with documentary films featuring Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Daft Punk, David Bowie, U2, The Eagles, The Beach Boys and Public Enemy. For more information on the SHOWTIME Music Makers collection, go to SHO.com/documentaries.

Produced by Sony Music Entertainment UK, GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM was directed by George Michael and David Austin, and produced by Lisa Johnson and David Austin. David Austin also serves as executive producer.

SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple(R), Roku(R), Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation(TM) Vue and Amazon Channels. ?





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