Love to Love You, Donna Summer debuts this spring

HBO has announced that the original documentary, Love to Love You, Donna Summer, will premiere this spring. The unexpected and intimate portrait of “The Queen Of Disco” will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival before hitting HBO and HBO Max in May 2023.

Shaped by Summer’s own reflections, the memories of close family, friends and colleagues, and filled with the sounds of Summer’s songs, Love to Love You, Donna Summer is an in-depth look at the iconic artist as she creates music that takes her from the avant-garde music scene in Germany, to the glitter and bright lights of dance clubs in New York, to worldwide acclaim, her voice and artistry becoming the defining soundtrack of an era. A deeply personal portrait of Summer on and off the stage, the film features a wealth of photographs and never-before-seen home video footage – often shot by Summer herself – and provides a rich window into the surprising range of her artistry, from songwriting to painting, while exploring the highs and lows of a life lived on the global stage.

The film was directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Life Animated, HBO’s The Apollo) and Brooklyn Sudano, daughter of Donna Summer. The film is a partnership between HBO Documentary Films, Polygram Entertainment, Motto Pictures, One Story Up and Federal Films.

Producers are Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn, Roger Ross Williams and David Blackman with J. Daniel Torres co-producing.  Sudano, Bruce Sudano, Michele Anthony, Bruce Resnikoff, Monte Lipman, Brett Alperowitz are executive producing alongside HBO executives.