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Pass The Popcorn: Spike Lee x Michael Jackson 'Bad 25' Doc To Premiere At Venice Film Fest

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Spike Lee & Michael Jackson

Spike Lee has two highly anticipated Spike-Lee-Joints coming out this summer:  the feature-length film Red Hook Summer, and Bad 25, a documentary about Michael Jackson's 1987 album, which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in Italy on August 29th.

Lee, who directed two versions of MJ's 1996 "They Don't Care About Us" video, worked closely with Sony Music and the Jackson family estate to put together the documentary which chronicles the recording of the album, the accompanying music videos and world tour.  The film will also feature previously unheard songs recorded during the sessions for the album as the director was given access to 60 demos recorded for the 11-track album. Sony will re-release Bad on September 18th as a deluxe package containing three CDs, collectible booklets, and a DVD containing Jackson's Bad tour stop at London's Wembley Arena which was attended by Princess Diana and Prince Charles. The DVD contains a performance of "Dirty Diana," which Jackson originally removed from the evening's setlist out of respect for Princess Di but reinstated after he learned it was her favorite song of his.

No date has been announced for the general release of Spike's documentary as of yet. Meanwhile, you can watch the trailer after the jump.