The Elton John documentary film, THE UNION, had its world premiere as the opening night selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, will debut on HBO in Jan. 2012.
Directed by Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous,” “Jerry Maguire”), THE UNION takes an unprecedented look at the creative life of Elton John and his remarkable collaborative album with his early-career idol, Leon Russell, produced by award-winning music producer T Bone Burnett. Never before filmed in his composing process, John is captured by Crowe in this candid portrait of one of the world’s most treasured artists and performers. Begun in Nov. 2009, THE UNION chronicles the entire writing and recording process of the heralded album John recorded with Russell.
“I’m a great fan of HBO and their extraordinary programming, so I’m particularly thrilled that they will be airing THE UNION,” commented Elton John.