via press release:
HBO ENTERTAINMENT DOCUMENTARY
SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL,
COMMEMORATING THE ICONIC SINGER’S 100TH BIRTHDAY,
TO DEBUT ON HBO
Directed By Alex Gibney, Four-Hour Presentation Is A
Jigsaw Production In Association With Alcon Television And
Kennedy Marshall Productions
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2015 – The HBO Entertainment documentary SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL will debut on the network, it was announced today 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.”
The executive producers of SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL are Frank Marshall, Alex Gibney and Blair Foster; executive producers for Alcon Television, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Sharon Hall; producers, Sam Pollack and Erin Edeiken; consulting producer, Jeff Pollack.