Clip previewing new The Police documentary released online – watch

Film based on Andy Summers' memoir One Train Later

A teaser video previewing a new documentary that focuses on The Police has been released online.

Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police is based on band guitarist Andy Summers’ memoir One Train Later. The 72-year-old has also given the film’s director, Andy Grieve, access to a number of photos he took while on the road, some of which appear in the teaser. Click below to watch the clip, via Paste.


“I began photographing everything around me,” says Summers, an accomplished photographer, during the snippet. “I love the feel of a camera in my hand. It’s like a gun. I shoot the world and I possess the tours in a new way.

“As the heat grows around the band, photography becomes a private world I can retreat to. Gradually, the roads, the hotels, the fans, the limos and the Arizona night become a black-and-white tapestry. My relationship to touring shifts. Music and photography merge. The tours begin to unfold like a roll of film; a dream through the lens.”

Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police will utilise rare archival footage from the band’s history, right up to their reunion tour in 2007. The film opens in New York on March 20 and Los Angeles on April 3. A UK release, however, has yet to be confirmed.

Away from the band, Police frontman Sting recently wrote Broadway musical The Last Ship, which tells the story of a group of shipbuilders in the north-east of England who try to take over a factory and construct a new vessel. But having opened last October, the show closed after just three months, despite Sting being brought in to play a supporting role to help boost interest.

It was revealed in November that The Last Ship, based on a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, was struggling at the box office after it took in just over $100,000 on its opening day, which is far short of the minimum required threshold of $250,000-$350,000.