Scorcese Stones film to open in April

The Rolling Stones concert film Shine a Light directed by Martin Scorcese will get a UK release in April.

Here is the official press release:

Twentieth Century Fox will take the ultimate Rolling Stones concert film SHINE A LIGHT from Oscar- winning director Martin Scorsese on national tour around the UK from April, 2008.

In Autumn 2006, after months of planning, Martin Scorsese captured the Rolling Stones on stage for the new film SHINE A LIGHT.ย  Cinemagoers will have the chance to experience a Stones concert as never before – as the fifth member of the band, from the front row and from behind the scenes.

No stranger to rock concert films (The Last Waltz), Scorsese filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the Beacon Theater in New York City.ย  With performances from Jack White of the White Stripes, Christina Aguilera and Buddy Guyand integrated with rarely seen archival footage, SHINE A LIGHT is a unique cinema experience.

For this intimate concert Scorsese assembled an award-winning camera team to capture the raw energy of the worldโ€™s greatest rock โ€˜n roll band including Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson (The Aviator, JFK) who supervised the camera team in the auditorium, which included several highly acclaimed Directors Of Photography: Stuart Dryburgh (The Piano, The Painted Veil), Robert Elswit (Magnolia, Good Night and Good Luck), Ellen Kuras (Summer Of Sam, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), John Toll (The Last Samurai, Braveheart), Emmanuel Lubezki (Children Of Men, Sleepy Hollow) and Andrew Lesnie (Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, King Kong). The film was edited by David Tedeschi, who worked with Scorsese on the acclaimed Bob Dylan documentary, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan.

Financed by Steve Bing’s Shangri-La Entertainment and long-time Stones Tour Promoter Michael Cohl’s Concert Promotions International, producers are Victoria Pearman, Michael Cohl, Zane Weiner and Steve Bing.ย  Executive Producers are Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, with Jane Rose as co-executive producer.

Shine a Light will be released in UK cinemas nationwide by Twentieth Century Fox in April, 2008

> IMDb entry for Shine a Light
> Official website for the film