Scorsese's Rolling Stones doc to open Berlin festival

The band and the director will attend the screening

Scorsese's Rolling Stones doc to open Berlin festival
Martin Scorsese's documentary film about The Rolling Stones will open the Berlin Film Festival.

Scorsese and the band will attend the February 7 screening of 'Shine A Light', organisers announced yesterday (January 15). The annual festival runs February 7-17.

"We are extremely excited to have the world premiere of this magnificent film as our opening gala," festival director Dieter Kosslick told the Associated Press. "Martin Scorsese has captured the pure essence of an iconic band on the big screen."

'Shine A Light' was shot over two nights in 2006 at New York's Beacon Theatre, and features backstage footage as well as rare archive footage and interviews with the band, as previously reported.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
[url="/about"] Find out more about NME.[/url]

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 are coming soon -- and it's time to have your say. Vote now by heading to NME.COM/awardsvote and you could win VIP tickets to the ceremony, which takes place in London on February 28.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Zane Lowe closes final Radio 1 show with Queens Of The Stone Age track
Footage emerges of Florence + The Machine playing new songs live - watch
Super Furry Animals add second Manchester show to May tour
Kurt Cobain's childhood home up for sale
Tobias Jesso Jr. shares new song 'Without You' with Danielle Haim - listen
#thankszane trends as Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro and more pay tribute to Zane Lowe
Metallica's Lars Ulrich says band's new album is 'pretty close' to being written
50 Cent claims Suge Knight 'wanted to kill Dr Dre' in the 1990s
Antemasque throw boiling water at fans during festival performance
Björk to play first European gig since release of new album at Manchester International Festival
Left-wing writer Owen Jones to support Paloma Faith in London and Brighton
Palma Violets play raucous London show to close NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas
Secondary ticket websites promise to become more transparent
The Strokes deny rumours that they will perform at Glastonbury this year
Method Man on Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin': 'Fuck that...
Pharrell Williams: 'I was inspired by Miley Cyrus, not Marvin Gaye, when I wrote...
Major Lazer premiere new track 'Lean On', featuring DJ Snake and MØ - listen
Brandon Flowers, Norah Jones and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to play at Brian Wilson...
Noel Gallagher mixes new tracks and old favourites at Dublin's 3Arena
Florence + The Machine debut three new songs at intimate London show
Travis Barker says Tom DeLonge 'doesn't like punk music' and that it 'was a...
SoundCloud claim to have paid $1 million to artists and labels since August

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM