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HBO Announces Documentary ‘SPIELBERG’

July 11, 2017

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HBO has announced that they will release this fall SPIELBERG, a feature-length documentary about Steven Spielberg which aims to focus on his remarkable career. The documentary examines Spielberg’s filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. Directed and produced by award-winning documentary Susan Lacy, it will debut on Saturday, October 7, exclusively on HBO. The documentary will be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV “wunderkind”, his rise to fame through an incredible string of blockbusters, his later forays into more serious dramatic films, and the personal and professional relationships he’s cultivated through the years.

Spielberg documentary also includes insights from members of Spielberg’s family, as well as friends and colleagues, plus clips and behind-the-scenes footage from many of his iconic films, including Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Bridge of Spies and many more.

Lacy interviews more than 80 subjects for the film, ranging from A-list celebrities, to directors and producers, to industry insiders, including J.J Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford, David Geffen, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ben Kingsley, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Zemeckis.

An HBO Documentary Films presentation, Spielberg is directed and produced by Susan Lacy. Emma Pildes and Jessica Levin also produce. Deborah Peretz edited.

Susan Lacy is the creator and former executive producer of the celebrated WNET series American Masters, which is show on PBS nationwide. She has won a number of awards, including ten Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Documentary Series and 12 Peabody Awards. She’s also an executive producer of American Masters. She produces a library of 250 films exploring the lives of America’s most enduring cultural icons.

 

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