Bee Gees Documentary Film: Watch Trailer

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HBO Documentary Films has released The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, a feature length documentary about the legendary group. The film chronicles the rise of the iconic trio, consisting of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, their music and its evolution over the years. It debuted on HBO on Dec. 12 with multiple runs scheduled. It’s also available to stream on HBO Max. Watch the official trailer and a clip from the film below.

[The DVD of the film was made available in the U.K. on Dec. 14; see the link below.]

The excellent film takes its title from the group’s 1971 single, their first to reach #1 in the U.S. The Brothers Gibb went on to earn another eight chart-toppers in the U.S., including six in a row in the late ’70s, including such classic hits as “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever” from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

The phenomenal statistics only start there. In the U.S. they achieved 15 Top 10 singles and 24 that reached the Top 20.

Watch Barry Gibb explain how he came up with “Jive Talkin'”

“Everything we set out to do, we did, against all odds,” says Barry Gibb in the trailer.

Watch the trailer

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart is directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Frank Marshall (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seabiscuit), and was an official selection for the 2020 Telluride Film Festival. Marshall also produced alongside Nigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa, part of the award-winning team behind HBO’s The Apollo and producers of The Beatles: Eight Days a Week and HBO’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and Mark Monroe.

Watch a clip from the film, featuring interviews with Justin Timberlake and Noel Gallagher, among others

And one more clip from Timberlake about the group’s harmonies in “Stayin’ Alive.”

“Like so many people, I’ve loved the Bee Gees’ music all my life,” said Marshall in the Sept. 24 announcement. “But discovering their uncanny creative instincts and the treasure trove of music, their humor, and loyalty was a great two-year journey.”

Related: Our Album Rewind of Main Course, the Bee Gees’ turning point

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