The Rolling Stones concert film Shine A Light from Oscar® winning director Martin Scorsese will open the festival on February 7, 2008 with the director and band in attendance.
Scorsese assembled an award-winning camera team to capture the raw energy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n roll band in two concerts at the Beacon Theatre, N.Y., on October 29th and November 1st 2006. Using sixteen cameras, more than half a million feet of concert footage were shot. The two concerts with special guest performances from Jack White of the White Stripes, Christina Aguilera, and Buddy Guy form the heart of the film. Shine A Light also features rarely-seen archival footage and current behind the scenes footage and interviews. With this extensive camera coverage and the intimacy of the setting, Scorsese has created an extraordinary musical film event and given audiences unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones both on stage and off.
Oscar®-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson (The Aviator, JFK) supervised a team which included several highly acclaimed directors of photography: Oscar® winner John Toll (The Last Samurai, Braveheart); Oscar® winner Andrew Lesnie (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong); Oscar® nominee Stuart Dryburgh (The Piano, The Painted Veil), Oscar® nominee Robert Elswit (Magnolia, Good Night and Good Luck); Oscar® nominee Emmanuel Lubezki (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sleepy Hollow); and Ellen Kuras (Summer of Sam, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
Shine A Light was produced by Steve Bing's Shangri-La Entertainment and long-time Stones Tour Promoter Michael Cohl's Concert Promotions International.
“We are extremely excited to have the World Premiere of this magnificent film as our opening gala,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick. “Martin Scorsese has captured the pure essence of an iconic band on the big screen”.
The distributor Kinowelt will release the film in Germany in spring 2008.
Germany 7 February 2008 (Berlin International Film Festival) Brazil 4 April 2008 Germany 4 April 2008 Iceland 4 April 2008 Spain 4 April 2008 USA 4 April 2008 Hong Kong 6 April 2008 (Hong Kong International Film Festival) Netherlands 10 April 2008 Norway 11 April 2008 UK 11 April 2008 France 16 April 2008 Finland 18 April 2008 Australia 24 April 2008 Belgium 28 May 2008 Czech Republic 17 July 2008
Post by janrichards on Jan 25, 2008 11:55:01 GMT 1
OK, then it probably will be in normal theaters and in IMAX places. I did se the 1990 consert film made in the IMAX format way back when it was released. What an amazing experiance that was. Just to se Keiths foot kicking all over the screen was soo scary ;D I need to get myself to an IMAX theater then to se this film.