Michael Jackson documentary: First look at Spike Lee's Motown to Off the Wall | EW.com


Michael Jackson won't stop in first look at Spike Lee documentary

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Showtime has unveiled the first look at Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall, the Spike Lee-directed documentary about how the young frontman of the Jackson 5 ascended to the throne as the King of Pop.

The new clip features archival footage of Jackson performing his hit song “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” in 1979 and 1981, intercut with interviews of fellow musicians David Byrne, Questlove, and the Weeknd. The latter cites Jackson as a “vocal inspiration” and says, “I found my falsetto because of Off the Wall, ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.’”

Journey will be included with the reissue of Off the Wall, Jackson’s seminal fifth album (recorded when he was just 20 years old), on Feb. 26. The documentary will air on Showtime on Feb. 5.

Watch the first look above.