George Michael: Freedom - The Director's Cut + Q&A

George Michael: Freedom - The Director's Cut 18

Doc'n Roll Festival


Please note: This was screened in June 2018

David Austin, George Michael
109 mins, 2018, UK

Described as a “modern day Elvis” by Liam Gallagher, any fan of George Michael will be interested in this documentary revealing how George became one of the biggest pop stars in the world, to changing music history, to eventually turning his back on celebrity.

Concentrating on the formative period in the late Grammy® Award winner’s life and career, the film features incredible, unseen archival and private home-footage, giving us a first-person account of the dramatic period in George's life on his way to stardom and becoming one of the most influential artists of all time - a figure who alone fought a corner for all artists by challenging the standard recording contract helping to rewrite the rules of the music industry.

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. Not to mention an array of music legends of all of George’s greatest pals including Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ricky Gervais and Nile Rogers to name just a few.

With an introduction by Colm Forde, Doc'n Roll Festival Programmer