“George Harrison: Living In The Material World” will cover Harrison’s life from the start of his musical journey in Liverpool to his post-Beatles life and work as a philanthropist and filmmaker. The documentary features a mix of interviews, performances, home movies and photographs. Interviewees include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector and Jackie Stewart.

The film was produced by Scorsese (through Sikelia Productions), Harrison’s widow Olivia (through Grove Street Pictures) and Nigel Sinclair (through Exclusive’s documentary label, Spitfire Pictures). 

“I will never forget the first time I heard All Things Must Pass, the overwhelming feeling of taking in all that glorious music for the first time,” Scorsese said in a statement posted on GeorgeHarrison.com.  “It was like walking into a cathedral. George was making spiritually awake music – we all heard and felt it – and I think that was the reason that he came to occupy a very special place in our lives.

“So when I was offered the chance to make this picture, I jumped at it. Spending time with Olivia, interviewing so many of George’s closest friends, reviewing all that footage, some of it never seen before, and listening to all of that magnificent music – it was a joy, and an experience I’ll always treasure.”

“George Harrison: Living In The Material World” will make its broadcast debut on HBO in two parts Oct. 5-6.

The film will then be released in the U.K. on Oct. 10 on DVD, Blu-ray and DVD Double play, and a DVD/ Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition that includes an exclusive CD of previously unheard George Harrison tracks and a book of photography.

In September Olivia Harrison is releasing a book through Abrams Books to go along with the film. The book, which shares the film’s title, will feature a personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries and memorabilia from the Beatle’s life.