Epic news for The Bee Gees fans: the iconic disco trio is set to feature in an HBO documentary releasing this month. Titled ‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’, the special 111-minute documentary explores the history of the band as a global sensation, their backlash and more, while promising to share revealing interviews with oldest brother Barry Gibb and archival interviews with the late twin brothers Robin and Maurice.
Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming documentary:
‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ will air at 8 pm EST on December 12, 2020, in the US.
Where to watch
Tune in to HBO on television at the aforementioned time. You can also keep up-to-date with info on the official website here.
As described in the synopsis by HBO, the documentary “chronicles the triumphs and hurdles of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, otherwise known as the Bee Gees. The iconic trio, who found early fame in the 1960s, went on to write over 1,000 songs and have 20 No 1 hits throughout their career, transcending more than five decades of changing tastes and styles.”
‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ will unearth rare and never-before-seen archival footage of concert performances, recording sessions, TV appearances and home videos. A host of special guests including but not limited to Eric Clapton, Noel Gallagher, Nick Jonas, Chris Martin, Justin Timberlake, music producer Mark Ronson, singer Lulu and record company executive Bill Oakes, are also making appearances in interviews.
Cast and crew
Acclaimed filmmaker Frank Marshall helms direction on the film. Marshall has received five Oscar nominations as a producer for Best Picture for ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ (2008), ‘Seabiscuit’ (2003), ‘The Sixth Sense’ (1999), ‘The Color Purple’ (1985), and ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (1981). As a director, he has worked on ‘Alive’ (1993), ‘Eight Below’ (2006), ‘Arachnophobia’ (1990) and more.
Mark Monroe, who is commonly known for his works on documentaries ‘Icarus’, ‘The Cove’, ‘Mission Blue’ among others, takes the writing and production credits for the upcoming feature for The Bee Gees. More producers include Jeanne Elfant Festa and Nigel Sinclair.
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