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‘George Michael Freedom Uncut’ documentary gets poignant new trailer

The revealing documentary marks the star's final work and will be screened in cinemas worldwide on 22 June.

By Will Stroude

Words: Will Stroude; Images: Supplied

George Michael Freedom Uncut has received a poignant new trailer ahead of the film’s global cinema release in June.

The feature-length documentary, which is narrated and co-directed by George and marks the late star’s final work, is set to be screened worldwide on Wednesday 22 June. 

Freedom Uncut sees some of of George’s closest A-list collaborators and confidantes look back on the Wham! singer’s career, while the film also includes reflections from George himself.

Speaking about his feelings on early fame in the trailer, George says: “I can’t really explain how overwhelming that kind of hysteria can be… I remember thinking I really don’t know if I’ll ever do this again.”

The Grammy-winning artist, who died from natural causes on Christmas Day 2016 at the age of 53, later adds: “I want to leave songs, I believe I can leave songs, that will mean something to other generations.”

Stars sharing their memories of George in Freedom Uncut include Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Corden and Tony Bennett,

Supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patitz – who famously appeared in the music video for George’s 1990 single ‘Freedom! ’90 – also feature.

Freedom Uncut also includes never-before-seen footage from the ‘Freedom! ’90’ video shoot – widely considered to be one of the most iconic visual music projects of all time.

George Michael Freedom Uncut will be screened in cinemas worldwide on Wednesday 22 June. For tickets and cinema information, click here.