HBO Documentary Preview: BeyoncÃ©: Life is But a Dream [VIDEO]
In the music universe, BeyoncÃ© is royalty. It’s hard to keep up with the multiple Grammy winner. She’s in demand and always making headlines. In January 2013, she caused a stir after her performance of the National Anthem at President Obama’s Inauguration. She quickly made the controversy go away when she sang the iconic song for reporters at a SuperBowl press conference. Speaking of the big game, in February, BeyoncÃ©Â wowed the world with a powerhouse halftime concert that reunited her with her former group, Destiny’s Child. Oh and she just picked up a brand new Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Love on Top.” Plus, along with her hubby Jay-Z, she’s part of one of music’s most mega-licious power couples.Â
Now get ready to learn even more about the actress/singer/entrepreneur and mom when a new documentary hits HBO Saturday Feb. 16. Â Directed by theÂ superstar herself, the film isÂ a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the privateÂ entertainment icon and high-voltage performances.
â€œHBO has a history of pushing every boundary withÂ class and authenticity,â€ said BeyoncÃ©. â€œSome of my favorite shows are on HBO,Â so I am excited thatÂ my film will be part of its bold programming.Â This film was so personal to me, it had to have theÂ right home.â€
Synopsis forÂ BeyoncÃ©: Life is But a Dream:Â The film is a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time GrammyÂ Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wifeÂ and mother,Â showing off the extraordinary gifts that have made her a global phenomenon,Â and stripping away the veneer of stardom. It includes extensive first-personÂ footage, some of it shot by BeyoncÃ© on her laptop, in which she reflects on theÂ realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendentÂ joyÂ of becoming a mother last year.
The film sheds lightÂ on her childhood in Houston, with home movies revealing the close bond sheÂ built with her family and charts the challengesÂ BeyoncÃ© felt when she decidedÂ to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment. It alsoÂ captures the intense physical andÂ emotional demands she goes through in the studio,Â preparing for live performances, running a business and her family life,Â including her return to theÂ spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue IvyÂ Carter, in January 2012.Â BeyoncÃ©Â also serves as the filmâ€™s executive producer.
BeyoncÃ©: Life is But a Dream premieres exclusively on HBO Saturday Feb. 16 @ 9/8c.
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