By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 11, 2013 at 9:29PM
Multi-hyphenate Beyoncé Knowles' HBO documentary special which is being described "a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances," now has an official title.
Previously given the generic, working title, Beyoncé: A Documentary Special, the documentary film will be called Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream.
It immediately makes me think of the nursery rhyme, Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
The cable TV network plans to air the film, exclusively, starting on February 16, 2013.
Further, according to the press release:
The film is a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother, showing off the extraordinary gifts that have made her a global phenomenon, and stripping away the veneer of stardom. It includes extensive first-person footage, some of it shot by Beyoncé on her laptop, in which she reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendent joy of becoming a mother last year. The film sheds light on her childhood in Houston, with home movies revealing the close bond she built with her family and charts the challenges Beyoncé felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment. The film also captures the intense physical and emotional demands she goes through in the studio, preparing for live performances, running a business and her family life including her return to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012.
Beyoncé herself aded: "HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity... Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home."
While it certainly won't be the first time that Ms Knowles is the subject of a documentary film, it will be the first time that she's the subject of a documentary film directed by her.
She also serves as the film's executive producer.
Here's the film's new teaser, which is pretty much the same as the first one, but with the new title added to it: