UPDATE - 11/11@12:53PM: Here's the latest clip from the documentary - this one features fan Ray Wawrzyniak and his epic Rush collection:
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UPDATE - 11/11@9:37AM: NOTE: Rush has announced encore screenings of Time Stand Still across the US this coming Thursday, November 17th. Check rushtimestandstill.com for theaters/showtimes in your area.
The new Rush R40 Live tour documentary Rush: Time Stand Still premiered last Thursday in theaters across North America. Now a few lucky UK Rush fans will have a chance to see an advanced screening of the film at Planet Rock headquarters in London:
Win a pair of 'guest list only' places for our exclusive UK advance screening of Rush: Time Stand Still at the Planet Rock Studios, London on Thursday 17 November (6pm), hosted by Rush super fan Darren Redick. We'll even lay on a few drinks & nibbles. We have 10 pairs of places, competition closes Monday 14 Nov at 23:59 pm. ...
You can enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets here. Last week's North America screening was prefaced by a short animated film produced by FANTOONS called The Early Days of Neil Peart which you can preview here. They then showed a 20-minute mini-documentary titled Rush: A Salute to Kings where Gene Simmons (KISS), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), and the band's producer Nick Raskulinecz shared their unique stories about Rush over the last 40 years. You can watch a 2-minute clip from this mini-doc where Chad Smith talks about how Rush's 2112 changed his life on YouTube at this location, and watch the trailer here. The film itself ran for just over an hour-and-a-half and was primarily a documentary about the band's R40 Live tour, with particular focus on it likely being the band's final tour, along with a good deal of attention paid to Rush's rabid and loyal fan base. RushCon is featured prominently in the film, which included a number of clips from last year's conventions in Toronto and Los Angeles. The film also profiled Jillian Maryonovich - one of the fabulous group of women who run and organize RushCon as seen in this 3-minute clip, and featured in this CBC news story. This year's RushCon took place last week and kicked off with the official Canadian premiere of the documentary in Toronto at the Cineplex in Dundas Square, Toronto including an after-show Q&A with the filmmakers. Several photos and videos from the weekend's RushCon festivities can be seen on the RushCon Facebook page. Several trailers and clips from the film are available online including this 45-second trailer featuring several Rush fans; the official theatrical trailer; this clip where Geddy, Alex and Howard Ungerleider reminisce about touring with KISS back in the '70s and tell the story of The Bag; and this clip where Geddy, Alex and the road crew discuss their Dodge Funcraft that the band traveled around in back in the early days. Geddy Lee's brother and one of the film's producers - Allan Weinrib - hit the interview circuit to promote the film last week. He appeared on Breakfast Television (video here), and also spoke with London's FM96 (audio here). Both Allan and director Dale Heslip also appeared on Q107 to discuss the film. Several reviews of the documentary are also now available:
The DVD/Blu-ray of the film will release on November 18th and is now available for pre-order (DVD, Blu-ray). The DVD/Blu-ray will not include any of the pre-film content shown in theaters, but it will include 67 minutes of unreleased footage from the band's March 8th, 1990 show at the Palace in Auburn Hills on the Presto tour. You can pre-order your copy of Rush: Time Stand Still on DVD or Blu-ray.
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