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HBO to Air Beyonce Knowles Documentary This February

The HBO network has announced that it will air a documentary on the life and career of pop star Beyonce Knowles next year. Airing on February 16, 2013, the special “looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman." The superstar will also perform at halftime during Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.

Posting on Facebook, Knowles commented, “This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home."

HBO and the premium cable television network describes the special as:

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 Beyonce 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 Beyonce 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.


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