HBO is giving Steven Spielberg the documentary treatment. The feature-length doc SPIELBERG will seek to examine Spielberg’s filmography in depth and reveal how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time.
Directed and produced by documentarian Susan Lacy, Spielberg will premiere on Saturday, October 7 on HBO.
Lacy interviewed more than 80 subjects for the film, including J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford, David Geffen, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ben Kingsley, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Zemeckis.
Lacy is the creator and executive producer of famed PBS documentary series “American Masters.” In her role, Lacy produced a library of 250 films exploring the lives of America’s most enduring cultural icons, from Charlie Chaplin to James Baldwin to Bob Dylan. She has also directed films on subjects like Leonard Bernstein, David Geffen, Joni Mitchell, Judy Garland, Paul Simon, Rod Serling and Lena Horne.
Linda Ge | TV Editor