Out on DVD today is Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon. Directed by Andrew Eastel and produced by television star David Gest, Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon is not only a celebration of Michael’s life, but also a powerful behind-the-scenes account of the star’s early years with the Jackson 5, his rise to global solo-stardom to the final moments before his sudden death in 2009.  The film features exclusive interviews with Katherine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, David Gest and more than 50 other friends, peers and associates.

Family interviews include Katherine Jackson who shares her memories about Michael’s upbringing in Gary, Indiana, provides insight into his relationship with father Joe, shows her support for her son during the court cases he challenged and gives her thoughts on the life he faced afterwards.  Rebbie Jackson recounts the star’s childhood, his extraordinary bond with mother Katherine and his decline in later years and Tito Jackson provides an in-depth look into Jackson’s history and what his family went through during Jackson’s sensational trial in 2005.

Entering to win a copy of Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon is easy. With the criminal investigation of Jackson’s death appearing daily in celebrity news, we figured that since this film is a celebration of his life, let’s forget the negative media and go back to the positive way of thinking about him. For this contest, write a positive small memory that you have of Michael Jackson. For me, I’ll always remember the post-Home Alone appearance of Macaulay Culkin in the “Black or White” video. What do you remember about MJ?

Enter your brief memory into the comments section below, as well as email it to me (luke@thereelplace.com) with your name and mailing address. Please enter “MJ” into the subject line of the email.

The contest will end on Friday at 11:59PM MST and winners will be announced over the weekend.

Good luck and we look forward to reading your memories about Michael Jackson!

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