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Rush documentary official trailer now online

Fri, Apr 23, 2010@10:15AM | comments removed/disabled

[Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Trailer]

UPDATE - 4/23@1:11PM: It's now up on YouTube as well (thanks Vagner C):

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The long-anticipated Rush documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage will have its US and world premier tomorrow at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City while the Canadian premiere will occur at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto next Thursday, April 29th. Earlier this week we learned that the documentary will get its television premiere on VH1 and VH1 Classic on June 26th, just a few days before the start of Rush's Time Machine Tour. On Wednesday Time Out New York posted a brief interview with Alex Lifeson where he discusses the documentary and a few other subjects. A couple of weeks ago two preview clips from the film appeared online. And now the official trailer has been posted online at at this link. The trailer runs about 2:15 and contains a lot of great teaser footage. The documentary has been creating a lot of buzz and is one of the most talked about films at the Tribeca Film Festival. From a recent New York Post article (thanks Jordan M):

Would you believe that a doc about the Canadian trio is one of the most searched on the film festival's Web site? Talking heads, including Gene Simmons, Billy Corgan, Sebastian Bach, and Jack Black, talk about what the creators of “Tom Sawyer” mean to them.

The documentary also made V Magazine's list of the 25 must-see films at the festival (thanks Gary M):

Rush explores its namesake Canadian hard rockers in unabashedly fanatic detail, exposing the band's 40-year history both on and off the stage and featuring interviews from Billy Corgan, Gene Simmons, Jack Black and many of the band's devoted fans. Director duo Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn already have three metal documentaries to their credit (2005’s Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey; 2008’s Global Metal; and last year’s Iron Maiden: Flight 666), so even if you don’t know your Rush from your Kiss to your Iron Butterfly, you can feel safe stage-diving headfirst into this latest effort.

And Katy Rich of Cinema Blend posted this review of the film yesterday.

For any RIABers who are attending the premiere tomorrow, reader ReGorLaTroy wanted me to let everyone know that there will be a pre-screening meet-up at The Molly Wee which is located at 30th and 8th.

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