If you’re a fan of music documentaries, there really isn’t anything better than a great filmmaker tackling the story of one of the most iconic artists. This is the case when you have people like Martin Scorsese focus on The Rolling Stones or Bob Dylan. And it’s the case with the upcoming documentary, “Pavarotti,” as Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard directs a documentary about one of the most famous singers ever.
And in honor of the documentary hitting theaters this week, courtesy of CBS Films, we are proud to offer our readers an exclusive look at Howard, along with others, talk about “Pavarotti,” and why the film’s subject is deserving of such a grand documentary.
If you haven’t heard about “Pavarotti” yet, then it’s important to know that this isn’t your typical music doc. While the film does cover the life of the operatic singer, including his rise to global superstardom, what sets “Pavarotti” apart is the way that Howard uses the medium to enhance just what made Luciano Pavarotti such a special talent.
“Pavarotti” utilizes never-before-seen footage, as you might expect, but also uses state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos sound technology to make the documentary sound as if you’re sitting there listening to the singer perform for you. So, while you may be used to checking out docs from the comfort of your own home, which works for many of the genre’s best offerings, “Pavarotti” begs you to watch it in a theater, on the biggest possible screen, with the best possible sound.
As mentioned, “Pavarotti” is directed by Ron Howard, and arrives in select theaters on June 7, with a nationwide rollout beginning in the weeks to come.
Here’s the synopsis, as well as the behind-the-scenes featurette and trailer:
From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award® winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice…The Man…The Legend. The singer gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology.