According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Michael Jackson documentary BAD25 will be screened for a one-week engagement at select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on October 19th. The film, directed by Spike Lee, recently made its debut at the Venice and Toronto film festivals.
The documentary chronicles the making of Michael Jackson's 1987 hit album using rare footage along with the recollections of the pop star's collaborators and confidants. Featured in the film are Martin Scorsese, who directed the 18-minute short film for the single "Bad," and Mariah Carey.
The film is just one of the many projects planned to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Bad. Also in the works, "a deluxe package of remastered music along with a second disc of 13 rare and previously unreleased bonus tracks, as well as the first ever DVD and live CD from the Bad world tour (shot and recorded on July 16, 1988 at Wembley stadium)."
John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of The Estate of Michael Jackson, said in a statement: “Spike was the only choice for us when we decided to open up the archives and make this documentary. He has done a masterful job taking the audience behind the scenes and revealing how this ‘coming of age’ project was created.”
The documentary BAD25 will be screened at the following theaters:
New York: Oct. 19 to 26 at AMC Loews Theater; 66 Third Ave.
Los Angeles: Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 at Chinese 6 Theaters; 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
After the theater run, ABC will air the documentary on Thanksgiving night (November 22).