This Is It (Movie) Released

Michael Jackson’s This Is It is a 2009 American documentary–concert film directed by Kenny Ortega that documents Michael Jackson’s rehearsals and preparation for the concert series of the same name scheduled to start on July 13, 2009, but canceled due to his death eighteen days prior on June 25. It is the last film Jackson starred in. The film is now the highest grossing concert movie and documentary in the history of cinema.[5] The film consists of Jackson rehearsing musical numbers and directing his team, and additional behind the scenes footage including dancer auditions and costume design. The film’s director Kenny Ortega confirmed that none of this footage was originally intended for release, but after Jackson’s death it was agreed that the film be made. The footage was filmed in California at the Staples Center and The Forum .
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