New Beyonce Documentary Preview and Poster for ‘Life is But a Dream’

6 years ago by Reg Seeton
Beyonce: Life is But a Dream debuts Saturday, February 16 on HBO - Photo: HBO/Beyonce

Beyonce: Life is But a Dream debuts Saturday, February 16 on HBO – Photo: HBO/Beyonce

Beyonce is the focus of the long-awaited intimate feature-length HBO documentary called Beyonce: Life is But a Dream airing on Saturday, February 16.

Directed by Beyonce herself, Life is But a Dream is a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances.

“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” said Beyonce about teaming with the cable network. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”

The new documentary follows on the heels of Beyonce’s explosive halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII and comes before the singer’s upcoming March 2013 cover of Vogue.

Beyonce: Life is But a Dream is a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother, showing off the extraordinary gifts that have made her a global phenomenon, and stripping away the veneer of stardom.

The upcoming doc includes extensive first-person footage, some of it shot by Beyonce on her laptop, in which she reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendent joy of becoming a mother last year.

Life is But a Dream sheds light on Beyonce’s childhood in Houston, with home movies revealing the close bond she built with her family and charts the challenges Beyonce felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment.

The upcoming documentary also captures the intense physical and emotional demands Beyonce goes through in the studio, preparing for live performances, running a business and her family life, including her return to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012 with husband Jay-Z.

Beyonce: Life is But a Dream airs Saturday, February 16 on HBO.

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!