Tokyo International Film Festival presents Midnight Film Festival
Special screening of GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM
Date and Time: Saturday, October 28 (three-time screening)
-First Screening starts at 23:45
-Second Screening starts at 25:45
-Third Screening starts at 27:45
Venue: TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills SCREEN1
*Free of charge
*First-come, first-served basis
Ticket (for all three screenings)
-20：00～22：00 at TIFF Ticket Center (Roppongi Hills 2F O-YANE PLAZA)
-22：00～ at TIFF Ticket Support Desk (TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills 3F)
*We will stop distributing the tickets when reaches the capacity
The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM will be screened as a part of the Midnight Film Festival, our Special Program for the 30th anniversary edition.
GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM covers the span of his entire career but concentrates on the formative period in the late Grammy ® 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 George’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 lime light and turned his back on celebrity.
The feature documentary includes the original five supermodels from Oscar®-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 Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Jean- Paul Gaultier, James Corden and Tony Bennett.
Produced by Sony Music Entertainment UK and commissioned by Jonny Rothery for Channel 4, GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM was directed by George Michael and David Austin, produced by Lisa Johnson and David Austin. David Austin also serves as executive producer.
This documentary film was premiered on Channel 4 in UK on Oct 16th, and will be premiered on Showtime in the US on Oct 21st. The premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival will be the Japanese premiere. Don’t miss this great opportunity.