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Screen/Shot: Michael Jackson's This Is It


In addition to our regular open mic sessions, The Listening has been engaging the community with thought provoking films and documentaries that showcase the use of the performing arts to speak to the human condition and inspire change throughout our culture. With Riverviews Artspace, we hope to continue this collaborative spirit with "Screen/Shot", a free quarterly film series.

Ten years after his untimely demise, we invite you to join us for this screening of a unique documentary experience. Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London’s O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from April through June 2009, this film was produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his planned final London shows.

Following the film, we will be engaging in an intentional discussion about his legacy, his music, and what made him the infamous icon he was. Good, bad, and otherwise - we're going to talk about it. And we're going to listen.

Earlier Event: August 21
LUMC: The Invisible Man (1933)
Later Event: September 4
RVAS Sketch Society: September 2019