*HBO has just released the first official trailer for the documentary “Beyonce: Life is But a Dream,” airing on the cable channel at 9 p.m. on Feb. 16.
The film is billed as a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother. It includes extensive first-person footage, some of it shot by Beyonce on her laptop, in which she reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the joy of becoming a mother last year.
The documentary sheds light on her childhood in Houston, with home movies revealing the close bond she built with her family and charts the challenges Beyonce felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment.
Also shown in the film are the intense physical and emotional demands she goes through in the studio, preparing for live performances, running a business and her family life – including her return to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012.
Watch the first official trailer below.