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50th anniversary Rolling Stones film to have cinema screenings

By | Published on Friday 31 August 2012

The Rolling Stones

With that 50th anniversary now upon us (actually, I think technically it passed last month), a film documenting The Rolling Stones’ five decade career is set for release across selected cinemas in October.

Titled ‘Crossfire Hurricane’, it features thus far unseen archival footage and new commentary by the band, presenting – or so says its press spiel – “a remarkable new perspective on the Stones’ unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early 60s to rock royalty”.

The film’s director Brett Morgen says: “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”.

‘Crossfire Hurricane’ will also be screened, rock n roll rollercoaster clichés and all, on BBC Two later this year, and will be available on DVD in November.

Meanwhile, speculation is rife that four 50th anniversary concerts will also take place this autumn, with some saying Richard Branson will use the flagship shows to launch a new live music enterprise. As previously reported, all four current members of the Stones were recently working together in a Parisian studio, possibly created bonus material content for an upcoming compilation.