Streaming Now on HBO Max: ‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ Documentary, from Frank Marshall


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This past weekend, a brand new documentary film telling the story of The Bee Gees premiered on HBO Max.

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart was directed by renowned filmmaker Frank Marshall, known over the years for his involvement (usually as a producer) on films including Seabiscuit, The Sixth Sense, Raiders of the Lost Ark and many others.

Per its official synopsis, the film chronicles the triumphs and hurdles of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, otherwise known as the Bee Gees. The iconic trio, who found early fame in the Sixties, went on to write over 1,000 songs, including twenty number one hits throughout their storied career. This film follows the Bee Gee’s meteoric rise, as they rode the highs of fame and fortune, negotiated the vagaries of the ever-shifting music business and navigated the complexities of working so intimately alongside family.

Here’s its trailer:

Click here to head to HBO Max and watch the film — if you have a subscription, that is.

Since the film’s premiere on Dec. 12, acclaim has poured in across the internet, with Barry Gibb sharing his appreciation for all the kind words on behalf of himself, his late brothers and the Bee Gees:

Barry Gibb, meanwhile, is preparing to release a special new album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, in January.

As detailed in recent weeks, Greenfields features “twelve of the Gibb Brothers beloved songs reborn,” with Gibb linking up with the likes of Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Jay Buchanan, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Olivia Newton-John, Sheryl Crow and Tommy Emmanuel for what looks to be an excellent collection of songs.

Said Barry Gibb in a statement about the project:

“From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville (the very place where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, the Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic) the album took on a life of its own. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express. I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it…but I think we were.”


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