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    Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:54:27

    GPA May Release Joe Jackson Documentary - It's call "Confessions of a Father"

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    GPA Entertainment announced the pending release of an exclusive documentary featuring 84-year old Joe Jackson, father of pop icon Michael Jackson and self-proclaimed architect of the Jackson family musical empire. Confessions of a Father is compiled from hours of interviews conducted over a two-year period.

    The feature-length film will offer a fascinating and chilling look at one of the most controversial fathers in show business history. Told from Joe Jackson's unique perspective, the film will cover the Jackson family history from the formation of the Jackson 5 through Michael's tragic death and the subsequent trial and sentencing of his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. The film's release is planned for 2012, as is the publication of The Architect, Joe Jackson's autobiography from Atria Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.

    "For the first time, Joe Jackson lifts the veil and airs the dirty laundry, like it or not," said producer George Paige. "If you think you know the Jackson history, think again."

    Filmed partially on location at the Jackson family Havenhurst estate, the documentary will give viewers a never-before-seen look at Michael Jackson's personal theatre and the special room where the Jackson family and Michael's children were home schooled. "We filmed in Gary, Indiana too," says West, who also directed. "Seeing the Jackson house and hearing the voices of people who knew them before, during and after their rise to stardom sheds new light on this intriguing family."

    Of special interest will be the newly uncovered audio recording of the Jackson 5 in their first ever studio session. "Big Boy" was recorded at Steel-town Records by Gordon Keith, who appears on camera to talk about guiding the dynamic young performers in those early sessions.

    The documentary will have a theatrical release in 2012 before a nationwide home entertainment Blu-ray and DVD release.

    What do you think of the release of this doc? Something you want to see? Do you prefer people, including his family, to just let MJ rest in peace?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    12.06.11



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