CROSSFIRE HURRICANE, the new film from the Rolling Stones, to be shown live in cinemas across the Europe on Thursday 18 October
On Thursday 18th October, thousands of music fans all across the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Malta and the Netherlands will be able to take part in the World Premiere of CROSSFIRE HURRICANE, the brand new and eagerly anticipated film from the Rolling Stones, courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment and More2Screen.
Over 250 cinemas across the UK and Ireland will screen Crossfire Hurricane live from the 2012 London Film Festival in London’s Leicester Square, and fans will be able to watch live as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood chat on the red carpet, with director Brett Morgen interviewed about his remarkable, no-holds-barred insight into key periods of the extraordinary career and incredible adventures of The Rolling Stones.
Tickets for all cinemas go on sale today – go to www.Crossfire-Hurricane.com or the individual cinema website.
Crossfire Hurricane provides a remarkable new perspective on the Stones’ unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early 60’s to rock royalty. It’s all here in panoramic candour, from the Marquee Club to Hyde Park, from Altamont to Exile, from club gigs to stadium extravaganzas.
With never-before-seen footage and fresh insights from the band themselves, the film will delight, shock and amaze longtime devotees, as well as another generation of fans, with its uniquely immersive style and tone. Crossfire Hurricane places the viewer right on the frontline of the band’s most legendary escapades.
As befits the first rock band to reach the 50-year milestone with their global stature now greater than ever, the film combines extensive historical footage, much of it widely unseen, with contemporary commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. Period interviews, extensive live performance material and news archive give the production a truly kinetic aura and unfettered approach.
Asked in a formative interview in the film what it is that sets them apart from other groups, Mick Jagger says with quiet understatement: “A chemical reaction seems to have happened.” Keith Richards added, “You can’t really stop the Rolling Stones, you know when that sort of avalanche is facing you, you just get out of the way”. It’s been happening ever since, and the life and times of the Rolling Stones have never been as electrifyingly portrayed as they are in Crossfire Hurricane.
· Thursday 18 October 2012 6.15pm, live from the red carpet followed by film screening
· Running time 150 minutes (approximately)