The new Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah last week. It has caused quite the stir, as the documentary brings the child sex abuse allegations back to the surface, causing fans of Jackson to protest.
All of the publicity is causing people to wonder how they can watch the movie if they missed it at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie is set to premiere on HBO this spring.
In fact, Channel 4 in the UK has confirmed that the documentary will be available both in the US and the UK around the same time, which is currently the first week of March. The exact date and time haven’t been confirmed, but it’s only a few weeks away.
When the documentary premiered at the Egyptian Theatre, Park City police increased its presence as loyal Jackson fans showed up to protest the film.
Leaving Neverland, which is a four-hour long documentary spread out in two two-hour segments, brings allegations from James Safechuck and Wade Robson to the forefront.
Daily Beast writer, Kevin Fallon, watched the documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and he tweeted that it was shocking. He offered up some horrifying details in a piece with details that we’ve chosen not to include in this piece.
The article written by Fallon contains graphic descriptions of sexual acts against a minor, something that many struggle to comprehend.
The documentary limits the accusations to Robson and Safechuck and doesn’t address additional civil cases once filed against Jackson. The 4-hour long documentary includes interviews with the two accusers and their families.
Indiewire gives the Leaving Neverland a grade of B+ and reveals that you’ll probably never listen to Michael Jackson’s music the same way again – that is, if you ever listen to it again.
Leaving Neverland will reportedly air on the HBO network sometime this spring.