Scorsese, Demme and Crowe music docs play fall film fests
Monday 05 September 2011
Music is said to provide the soundtrack to our lives, and films that capture those sounds and delve into the artists' lives are making the fall festival circuit to inspire filmgoers.
The music starts with the Toronto Film Fest (September 8-18) with From the Sky Down, a portrait of U2 by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim ( An Inconvenient Truth) featuring the Irish foursome with Bono and The Edge.
Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Twenty joins the TIFF line-up with an intimate look at the Seattle-based alternative rock act and tribute to its two decades together. The documentary with frontman Eddie Vedder and friends will then be seen on PBS-TV October 21.
The final film in Oscar winning Jonathan Demme's trilogy of Neil Young concert films is also scheduled to premiere at the Toronto fest. Demme shot Young's Le Noise solo show last May in Toronto's Massey Hall.
Due in theaters later this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter, this third film follows 2006's Neil Young: Heart of Gold and 2008's Neil Young Trunk Show.
Martin Scorsese follows late Beatles guitarist George Harrison in his latest rockumentary Living in the Material World, which has been in the works a long while and runs a full four hours.
The definitive story of Harrison's life from his childhood in Liverpool, England, to The Beatles and the influence of India on his songwriting, Scorsese's film features interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, producer George Martin, Monty Python's Eric Idle, Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, George's son, and his wife Olivia.
Living in the Material World, the title of Harrison's 1973 album, will debut at the New York Film Festival, September 30-October 16. It then airs on US premium channel HBO October 5 and 6.
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