There’s been a strong buzz on “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne,” a new documentary co-produced by Osbourne’s son Jack, ever since it premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York. And the Prince of Darkness himself is among those giving a thumbs up to the frank and revealing portrait of his life and career.
“It’s very ... honest,” Osbourne, 62, acknowledges. “When Jack said he was gonna do it, I said, ‘All I want you to do is don’t make a film to make me happy. Make a film as you.’ I didn’t say, ‘I don’t like that, take that out.’ Whatever he felt he wanted to do in, I didn’t have anything to do with it whatsoever. I let him decide what to do with it, and it got received exceptionally well.”
The rest of the world gets a chance to weigh in over the next 10 days as “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” is show at theaters nationwide — including several in the Detroit metro area — at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, and again on Aug. 29. Information is available at www.FathomEvents.com.
A DVD release of “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” is expected this fall.