With the London premiere of their new film Crossfire Hurricane just a few weeks away, the Rolling Stones have just released a trailer for the new rock-doc, which chronicles their spectacular 50-year career.
The film is set to be debuted at the 2012 London Film Festival on October 18 and will be simultaneously screened at 250 cinemas around the world. American audiences will get a chance to watch it when it airs on HBO on November 15.
Crossfire Hurricane is a 2-1/2 hour documentary that was directed by Brett Morgen, a director who previously turned his talents to The Kid Stays in the Picture, the acclaimed documentary about legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans. The new film contains historical footage from throughout the Stones’ career, including much that has never before been seen. It chronicles the band’s humble beginning in the early Sixties through their ascension to becoming the biggest band in the world by the early Seventies, up until the present day.
The film includes commentary from all the band’s surviving members – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman, and even Mick Taylor. Crossfire Hurricane also features an interview segment with the late Brian Jones.
Speaking to the New Musical Express, director Morgen said, “Crossfire Hurricane invites the audience to experience firsthand the Stones’ nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty. This is not an academic history lesson. Crossfire Hurricane allows the viewer to experience the Stones’ journey from a unique vantage point. It’s an aural and visual rollercoaster ride.”
Sound good? You bet it does! Check out this trailer and mark your calenders!