The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America will make its worldwide debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 16. Catch a glimpse of the incredible journey with the official trailer here:
The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America is a feature documentary that follows The Rolling Stones’ tour of early 2016 through 10 Latin American cities. The film combines electrifying live performances from across the tour and from their historic tour finale as the first ever rock band to perform to an audience of 1.2 million in Havana, with an intimate insight into the world of The Rolling Stones.
A road movie that celebrates the revolutionary power of Rock n Roll, exhilarating and vivid, the film chronicles the tour, local culture and unique bond that exists between the Latin American people and The Rolling Stones. A portrait of a band still at the very top of their game that have seen it all but remain as hungry as ever to break new ground.
Directed by Paul Dugdale, produced by Sam Bridger and shot throughout February and March 2016, the film is produced by JA Digital in co-production with Eagle Rock Films for Eagle Rock Entertainment and Promotone .
The documentary captures blistering performances and unique personal experiences as the band visited Latin America for the first time in ten years. True pioneers of rock, the Stones, who have toured every corner of the globe, explored new horizons bringing their high octane performances to countries Uruguay, Peru and Colombia and the city of Porto Alegre, and of course, Cuba, for the very first time. Fans will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood mesmerize their generations of fans with full performances of classic hits from their extraordinary catalog such as, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll”, “Wild Horses”, “Honky Tonk Women”, “Sympathy For The Devil”, “Paint It Black” and “Miss You”.
Throughout the film viewers will hear personal stories and insights from the band on their chemistry, what it is like to tour and perform for tens of thousands of adoring fans, and memories and influences of these cities over the past 50 years. The 105 minute film, kicks off at the bands tour rehearsal’s in Los Angeles, before they embark on the 2 month tour. The band immerses in the local cultures of these cities and the viewer learns about each destination’s influence on the band and how the Rolling Stones impacted the cities and its people.
In Argentina the Rolingo superfan culture is examined; in Uruguay the group visits a family of local drummers and jams with them; in Brazil, Mick and Keith fondly recall writing “Honky Tonk Women” in a ranch hours outside of Sao Paulo in the 1960’s and tell stories before sitting down to play an acoustic rendition of the hit song; also in Sao Paolo Ronnie paints with a Brazilian friend Ivald Granato and discusses the importance of art in his life; in Lima the band watches Afro Peruvian dancers perform before joining in with them; and in Cuba we learn the stories of a Cuban mechanic and instrument repair woman, who discuss the positive changes coming to the island.
Throughout the film the viewer gets an inside look at the interworking of the creation of the historic Cuba show, through interviews with the tour promoter, management, production and logistics managers, and the band members themselves.
The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America will premiere on September 16th at 9:30 at Roy Thomson Hall.