LOS ANGELES — A documentary about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual assault must be presented in premiere at the Sundance film Festival later this month.
The organization of the event announced on Wednesday the addition of Leaving Neverland to its programming of 2019. The Brink, a documentary about the former adviser of the us president, Steve Bannon, will also appear.
A description of Leaving Neverland indicates that it tells the story of two men who are now thirty years, and who had formed relationships with Michael Jackson at the age of 7 and 10 years, while the artist was at the peak of his glory. The names of the accusers described in the documentary have not been released. The singer of “Thriller has been acquitted of charges of sexual touching in 2005.
The film is produced and directed by Dan Reed, the winner of a prize of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
The Sundance film Festival will begin on 24 January and runs until 4 February.