First Look at Spike Lee’s Documentary ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey’

Spike Lee's Documentary

Showtime has released the first clip for the Spike Lee‘s Michael Jackson documentary, which you can watch right on time for Black History Month.

Titled Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, the documentary examines the trajectory of Jackson’s career from the young frontman of the Jackson 5 to the throne as the King of Pop and features the footage from his personal archive.

Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off The Wall will also feature interviews with Lee Daniels, David Byrne, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Kobe Bryant, Misty Copeland, Mark Ronson, John Legend, Questlove, L.A. Reid, his parents Katherine and Joe Jackson, as well as brothers Jackie and Marlon Jackson.

The film premieres this month at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, but if you have Showtime, you can catch the documentary on February 5 at 9 PM ET/PT with replays all month on the network, on demand and the Internet. Watch the documentary trailer below:

One morning, a television set broke down in a living room in Gary, Indiana, leaving a large family of children with nothing to do — so they started singing. Soon the family was singing at talent shows and winning trophies. Their first four recorded songs would top the charts, and launch the career of one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known.

Director Spike Lee assembles a wealth of archival footage, interviews with contemporary talents and family members, and Michael’s own words and image to create this insightful chronicle of the star’s early rise to fame. An in-depth look at a chapter of his career that is rarely examined, Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall allows audiences to travel with Michael as he gets his start at Motown, strikes a new path with CBS records, and forges a relationship with legendary producer Quincy Jones. An illuminated portrait emerges of how an earnest, passionate, hard-working boy would become the “King of Pop.”