Love to Love You, Donna Summer is an in-depth look at the iconic artist shaped by Summer’s own reflections, the memories of close family, friends and colleagues, and filled with the sounds of Summer’s songs, Love To Love You, Donna Summer is an in-depth look at the iconic artist as she creates music that takes her from the avant-garde music scene in Germany, to the glitter and bright lights of dance clubs in New York, to worldwide acclaim, her voice becoming the defining soundtrack of an era. A deeply personal portrait of Summer on and off the stage, the film features a wealth of photographs and never-before-seen home video footage – often shot by Summer herself – and provides a rich window into the surprising range of her artistry, from songwriting to painting, Love to Love You, Donna Summer explores the highs and lows of a life lived on the global stage.
Amongst many revelations that we will leave to you to view no spoilers here watch the documentary does include many highlights one of them that will divulge is the fact that Summer was a deeply private person, even with her own children, especially because she was so famous when they were young. “We were never allowed in her room,” Summer’s daughter Amanda Sudano Ramirez recalls in the film. “We would find out things by reading newspaper articles they had clipped out and hidden in places.” Summer’s daughters even discovered “Love to Love You,” the singer’s influential disco hit from 1975, on their own.
Documentary includes archival footage of Donna Summer from various performances and interviews through out her career. Also include are new interviews with composer Giorgio Moroder.
directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and Brooklyn Sudano, daughter of Donna Summer who also does the narration for the documentary.
Running time: 1 Hour 47 Minutes