Vincent Haycock-directed film debuted on SundanceTV
U2 have shared their new short film, which features actor Woody Harrelson as a man being released from prison.
Harrelson and his real life daughter, Zoe, play a father-daughter duo in the short film about a man being released from prison after years of incarceration. ‘Song For Someone’ appears on the band’s 2014 album ‘Songs of Innocence’.
‘Song For Someone’ is thematically linked to the SundanceTV series Rectify, a show that follows the story of Daniel Holden and his family as they struggle to move forward after Daniel’s release from 19 years on death row.
‘Songs Of Innocence’ was famously released for free via iTunes in September 2014.
Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher recently hailed U2’s new live show as a “psychedelic experience” after seeing the band perform in San Jose in May.
Speaking after the show, Gallagher described the performance as “a great leap forward”, adding: “It was theatre. It starts off as a punk rock gig but then it gets intimate, there’s a lot of truth in it about where they come from and the people that they are. At points it’s quite touching when you see footage of people like Bono’s mum and his kids, stuff like that, walking up the street they grew up on.”
The band are currently on tour in the US and Canada and making headlines by inviting fans and tribute bands to join them on stage each night. Performing at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto , the band invited a young woman up onstage named Stephanie, who informed frontman Bono that she played guitar.
This follows a similar incident in May, when a Bono impersonator joined the band onstage in Los Angeles.