The four hour presentation will mark the iconic singer’s 100th birthday
The HBO Entertainment documentary Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All will debut on the network, it was announced today (Jan 9th) by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Directed by Alex Gibney (HBO’s Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown), the two-night, four-hour presentation will mark the 100th year since the iconic entertainer’s birth.
Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, the documentary weaves the music and images from Sinatra’s life together with rarely seen footage of Sinatra’s famous 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. The film’s narrative is shaped by Sinatra’s song choices for that concert, which Gibney interprets as the singer’s personal guide through his own life.
Focusing on Sinatra’s first 60 years – beginning with his birth in Hoboken, New Jersey and meteoric rise in his 20s – and drawing on comments from friends and family, as well as never-before-seen footage from home movies and concert performances, this unprecedented tribute to the beloved showman follows Sinatra’s growth from roadhouse performer to global singing sensation.
With the participation of the Frank Sinatra Estate, family members and archivists, Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All is an intimate portrait of the singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist.
Alex Gibney’s previous HBO documentaries include Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, the Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, the Emmy-winning Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God and My Trip to Al-Qaeda.
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