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Leaving Neverland

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As one of the world’s most celebrated icons, Michael Jackson represents many things to many people - a pop star, a humanitarian, a beloved idol. When allegations of sexual abuse by Jackson involving young boys surfaced in 1993, many found it hard to believe that the King of Pop could be guilty of such unspeakable acts. In separate but parallel stories that echo one another, two boys were each befriended by Jackson, who invited them into his singular and wondrous world. Seduced by the singer’s fairy-tale existence and enthralled by their relationship with him, both boys' families were blind to the manipulation and abuse that he would ultimately subject them to.
Through gut-wrenching interviews with the now-adult men and their families, [director Dan Reed] ...crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation and deception, documenting the power of celebrity that allowed a revered figure to infiltrate the lives of starstruck children and their parents. (Sundance brochure)
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2019 - Special Events programme - World premiere


Type of film
Running Time
236 mins
Dan Reed
Dan Reed
Executive Producer
Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Tom Porter
Jules Cornell
Director of Photography
Dan Reed
Chad Hobson


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Last updated 10th January 2019

Production Company

US, UK coproduction

Amos Pictures