January 30, 2013
Shane Meadows' Stone Roses film to be released 'late spring/early summer'
The official title of Meadows' intimate feature-length documentary has also been revealed
Director Shane Meadows' eagerly-anticipated film about The Stone Roses should be out in cinemas within the next few months.
Film4 has revealed that the film's official title is The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone and confirmed that the feature-length documentary will be released in UK cinemas "late spring/early summer".
This Is England director Meadows filmed the band for almost a year from their reunion press conference in October 2011 to their most recent live shows in August 2012. He was granted unprecedented access to the band, so his film will include intimate scenes of early rehearsals in a remote barn as well as the only official footage from the Roses' comeback shows in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Lyon, Hamburg, Belfast, Japan and of course Heaton Park.
Meadows said in a statement: "When Ian Brown rang me to tell me my favourite band of all time was getting back together again, it was like every Roses fan's wildest dreams were coming true. People tell you that you can't recapture your youth, it won't be the same. I don't believe that. I'm going to make up for the nightmare of a lifetime at 17 years old, being sat in a flat having a bad trip when I could have been at Spike Island, being part of one of the most momentous things ever."
Discussing the film with NME recently, producer Mark Herbert teased: "I'm not allowed to say very much, but what I can say is that it feels like a Shane Meadows film as well as a music documentary. Imagine the amazing music of the Roses combined with all the qualities that Shane's films are known for."
Meanwhile, the makers of the film are hoping to secure an international release for The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone at the Berlin International Film Festival, which begins on February 7.
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