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HBO Documentary Films picks up “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the North American rights to the feature-length documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart from Academy Award nominated filmmaker Frank Marshall. The 111-minute film, ...
September 25, 2020

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the North American rights to the feature-length documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart from Academy Award nominated filmmaker Frank Marshall.

The 111-minute film, which was an official selection for the 2020 Telluride Film Festival, will share the story of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, and their rise to fame as part of the iconic pop group The Bee Gees throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as the group’s evolution over the years.

The trio, widely referred to the Kings of Disco, wrote more than 1,000 songs throughout its nearly 50-year career, including such chart-topping hits as “Massachusetts”, “I Started a Joke”, “I’ve Gotta Get A Message to You”, “New York Mining Disaster 1941″, and “Words”.

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart will debut on HBO later this year and will be made available to stream across HBO Max.

The project is a Polygram Entertainment presentation and is produced by Kennedy/Marshall and White Horse Pictures in association with Diamond Docs. Marshall produces alongside Nigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa, and Mark Monroe.

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart is executive produced by David Blackman, Jody Gerson, Steve Barnett, Nicholas Ferrall, Cassidy Hartmann and Ryan Suffern.

“Like so many people, I’ve loved the Bee Gees’ music all my life,” said Marshall in a statement. “But discovering their uncanny creative instincts and the treasure trove of music, their humor, and loyalty was a great two-year journey.”

“This is a story of how three brothers with paramount musical gifts created music that touched the collective unconscious across five continents for five decades straight,” added Sinclair. “It is brotherhood and family, creativity, entertainment, joy, and tragedy. We all feel very privileged to be involved.”

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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