At the world premiere of Sundance Film Festival, they added the documentary of Michael Jackson, ‘Leaving Neverland’ in its lineup.
As per Variety, the documentary emphasizes on sexual abuse allegations against the late pop legend Michael Jackson.
In the film, Dan Reed is the producer and director. The film narrates how Jackson allegedly began relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10. The two, now in their 30s, claim they were sexually abused by Jackson and reveal how they dealt with it years later.
The representatives of the Jackson estate issues a statement, in response to the announcement that “This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson.”
In Santa Barbara County, California, the ‘Neverland’ in the movie refers to the Neverland Ranch where the pop legend lived between 1988 and 2003 and assaulted by law enforcement officers in connection with molestation allegations against Jackson by a 13-year-old boy in 2003.
In 2005, Jackson was acquitted by members of the jury of all 14 criminal counts against him in the state court.
At the festival, “Leaving Neverland” will screen in the special event category in two parts, adding up nearly four hours, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.