Saturday, April 3, 2010

RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

4/3/10 11:35PM

Premieres April 24th, 25th, 26th, and 30th.


[RUSHD] | 2009 | 106 min | Feature Documentary

Directed by: Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn

World Premiere
Interests: Documentary, Music
Cast & Credits
Director: Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn
Producer: Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn
Editor: Mike Munn
Executive Producer: Noah Segal, Pegi Cecconi, Shelley Nott.
Writers: Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Mike Dunn
Cinematographer: Martin Hawkes
Program Notes

For fans of the legendary Canadian band RUSH, this is the documentary to experience. A comprehensive exploration of the entire history of this extraordinary power trio, from their early days growing up in Toronto, through each of their landmark albums, to the present day. Sit back and revel in the words, music, and wonder of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neal Peart.

With a career spanning four decades, RUSH is one of the most successful bands in the history of popular music, but despite their remarkable career achievements, they have never been recognized as critics' darlings. Directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn instead revel in interviews with the band's admirers and contemporaries, including Gene Simmons (Kiss), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Jack Black, and others. Chock-full of rare backstage and concert footage, RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage leaves no stone unturned in its creation of an intimate portrait of these immensely talented and iconoclastic musicians.
--Jim Browne

imdb page

Damn, I've wanted to attend Tribeca for quite awhile now (and Sundance, Toronto, Cannes? lol..and SXSW among so many other events). On the day I find out Hollywood Video stores in my neighborhood are dropping/have dropped like flies, I hope this documentary doesn't come down to signing up to NetFlix to see; i.e. I hope Landmark and Lagoon gets it, if not the Multiplex's or even in 3D @ the Minnesota Zoo. Now I would spend the $15+ and the 40+ miles of gas to go see that.

Then again, sometimes this stuff screens with free passes. I just hope I don't miss info about one.

Sam Dunn talks a little about it in this thing on the Iron Maiden documentary