CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
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The powerful, behind-the-scenes account of the late music legend features exclusive interviews with Tito Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick and more than 50 others. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 1, 2011.
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Here is the synopsis for “Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon”:
Directed by Andrew Eastel and produced by television star David Gest, “Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon” is not only a celebration of Michael’s life but also a powerful, behind-the-scenes account of the star’s early years with the Jackson 5, his rise to global solo stardom to the final moments before his sudden death in 2009.
The film features exclusive interviews with Katherine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, David Gest and more than 50 other friends, peers and associates.
Family interviews include Katherine Jackson who shares her memories about Michael’s upbringing in Gary, Ind.; provides insight into Michael’s relationship with his father, Joe; shows her support for her son during the court cases he challenged; and gives her thoughts on the life he faced afterward.
Rebbie Jackson recounts his childhood; his bond with his mother, Katherine; and his decline in later years. Tito Jackson provides an in-depth look into Jackson’s history and what his family went through during Jackson’s sensational trial in 2005.
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