July 28, 2020
Shout! Factory has announced the Sept. 22 release for home audiences of Jay Sebring … Cutting to the Truth, a documentary directed by Anthony DiMaria on the life of Hollywood trendsetter Jay Sebring, from his meteoric rise as a cultural icon to his untimely murder at the hands of the Manson family.
The documentary will be available on demand or digitally on Apple TV, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox, Hoopla, Fandango Now, Verizon, DirecTV, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, Charter and AT&T U-verse.
Jay Sebring … Cutting to the Truth is an illuminating portrait of Sebring, the long-forgotten artist, designer, and entrepreneur who created a billion-dollar men’s hair and fashion industry and defined iconic Hollywood styles for men. The documentary traces Sebring’s life from his Michigan roots to his meteoric rise as a trendsetter, and further examines the facts as well as the myths leading up to the fateful night on Cielo Drive where he was brutally murdered, with Sharon Tate and three others, by followers of Charles Manson – as well as the endless media reports on the murders that followed.
Filmmakers Johnny Bishop (producer/editor) and Sebring’s nephew, Anthony DiMaria (director/producer), embarked on a 12-year quest to decipher the facts. Among those interviewed in the documentary are Dennis Hopper, Nancy Sinatra, Quentin Tarantino, Quincy Jones, Robert Wagner, Paul Anka, Andy Williams, Vidal Sassoon, Max Baer Jr., Vanity Fair’s Dominick Dunne, Fred Segal, Barbara Luna, forensic specialist Dr. Michael Baden, Sebring protégé Joe Torrenueva, Debra Tate, Manson prosecutor Stephen Kay, Linda Lee (Bruce Lee’s wife), Stuart Whitman, and Vic Damone.