• Publication date: June 11, 2012

This Is It

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

In the weeks before his death, Michael Jackson was rehearsing a show, "This Is It," that was to open in July 2009.

This film begins with a few of the auditioning dancers speaking to the camera about why they're trying out and what Jackson means to them.

Then we plunge into rehearsals at Staples Center in Los Angles.

The film is arranged by musical number with pre-recorded material and footage from Jackson's various rehearsals edited together to take us through what would have been the concert's set list.

Starring:

  • Michael Jackson
  • Alex Al Alex Al
  • Alexandra Apjarova
  • Nick Bass
  • Michael Bearden
  • Irina Brecher

Director: Kenny Ortega

Rating: PG for some suggestive choreography and scary images