Beyonce to Debut Self-Directed Documentary

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Beyonce will make her filmmaking debut in February with "an intimate, revealing" documentary about her music career and personal life. 

The multiple Grammy winner, entrepreneur and actress has assembled footage providing unprecedented access to her life as a superstar, wife and mother, as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of her music performances. The feature-length documentary will premiere on HBO on February 16, 2013.

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"HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity," Beyonce said in a statement after the cable network announced the film on Monday. "Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home."

The film promises extensive first-person footage -- some of it shot by Beyonce on her laptop -- in which she reflects on the realities of being a celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the joys of becoming a mother after giving birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012. 

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