LOVE TO LOVE YOU, DONNA SUMMER, on May 20, - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Friday, April 28, 2023


HBO is set to release its latest original documentary, LOVE TO LOVE YOU, DONNA SUMMER, on May 20. The film is directed by Oscar and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and Brooklyn Sudano, daughter of the legendary disco icon, Donna Summer. It features intimate interviews with Summer's family, friends, and colleagues and showcases never-before-seen home video footage that provides a rich window into the surprising range of her artistry, from songwriting to painting.

LOVE TO LOVE YOU, DONNA SUMMER pulsates with the beats and significance of Summer's music, including her early hits with Giorgio Moroder, which invoked sexuality that became a hallmark of Summer's wildly popular stage persona at the time; and "She Works Hard for The Money," which paid tribute to the working woman and became the first video from a Black female artist to debut on MTV. The film also examines the impact that fame can have on love, art, and family.

The documentary had its international premiere at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival and its domestic premiere at SXSW. It is a Polygram Entertainment presentation, a Motto Pictures production, in association with One Story Up and Federal Films. The film is produced by Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn, David Blackman, Roger Ross Williams, and J. Daniel Torres, with executive producers including Brooklyn Sudano, Bruce Sudano, Michele Anthony, Bruce Resnikoff, Monte Lipman, Brett Alperowitz, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Sara Rodriguez.

Fans of Donna Summer's music and those interested in her personal life and legacy will not want to miss this HBO original documentary. 

Be sure to tune in on May 20 and join the conversation using the hashtag #LoveToLoveYouDonnaSummer.

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