U2 and Pearl Jam documentaries premiere in Toronto
Tuesday 06 September 2011
Rockmentary fans are in luck with the release of two new documentaries from U2 and Pearl Jam debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival later this week.
The world premiere of a U2 documentary called From the Sky Down, directed by Davis Guggenheim, who earned an Oscar for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth, will headline the festival on September 8 - marking the first time the festival has opened with a documentary.
Pearl Jam are also premiering their Cameron Crowe-helmed documentary Pearl Jam Twenty, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album, Ten, on September 10. Pearl Jam and band friend Crowe, who wrote and directed Singles and Almost Famous, have collected over 1,200 hours of vintage footage of the band, along with new interviews and a soundtrack.
Following the release of the film in select theaters in the US on September 20, Pearl Jam Twenty will also air on October 21 on PBS. No information is yet available on its wider release, but stayed tuned to the band's official website for more details.
U2's documentary will be featured as part of the 20th anniversary reissue of their album Achtung Baby, set to release October 31/November 1.
Watch the trailer for Pearl Jam Twenty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzI8OhR0IVY
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre