he upcoming Eagles documentary, History of the Eagles: Part One premieres on January 19 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, but if you can't fly out to see it there, you can enjoy it at home. According to Variety, the movie will get its TV debut next month on Showtime. And if watching it makes you want more, Variety reports that a sequel documentary will be released before the end of this year.
History of the Eagles director Alison Ellwood spoke with Variety about the film, admitting that the project came together quicker than she expected.
"We thought that production would be more problematic than it was," she said. As an example, she mentioned the participation of the Eagles' former guitarist Don Felder, who sued some of his ex-band mates after he was fired from the band in 2001. "We weren't sure if [he] would agree to be interviewed," noted Ellwood, "but he sat down and offered a great deal of insight."
She added that singer/drummer Don Henley "requested some changes here and there, but [the band] really did give us the reins to tell the story."
The Eagles members are expected to attend the premiere, which will take place at the Eccles Theatre at 9:30 p.m. MT, and they'll will participate in a pre-screening event sponsored by Acura. The documentary will get encore showings at a number of other cinemas during the festival.