Showtime Teases Spike Lee-Directed Michael Jackson Documentary

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Michael Jackson performs in concert in 1986.

A brief preview of the new Spike Lee-directed documentary, "Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall," has premiered online at Showtime's official YouTube channel.

The clip includes footage of Michael Jackson in concert with The Jacksons in 1979 and 1981, as well as commentary from such artists as Talking Heads singer David Byrne, Roots drummer Questlove and contemporary pop/R&B star The Weeknd.

The film will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Jan. 24, and then will debut on Showtime Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. ET.

"Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall" follows the late pop legend, who died in 2009, as he breaks away from his famous family group to establish himself as a solo superstar.

The film includes archival footage of Jackson, plus interviews with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, John Legend, director Lee Daniels, Kobe Bryant, ballerina Misty Copeland, L.A. Reid and various members of the Jackson clan.

"Off the Wall" features the chart-topping singles "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and "Rock With You," as well as the hit title track and "She's Out of My Life."

Thanks to the 1979 album, MJ, who was 20 when "Off the Wall" was released, became the first solo artist to have four top-10 singles from the same album.

It has sold more than 8 million copies in the United States alone.