Bee Gees Documentary Film Coming to HBO

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Photo of the Bee Gees via HBO

HBO Documentary Films has acquired North American rights to the feature length documentary, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, 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 will debut on HBO later this year and will also be available to stream on HBO Max.

The 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.

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.

“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.”

A trailer for the film has not yet been made available.

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

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