The iconic British rock band Duran Duran will take over North American movie theaters on Wednesday, September 10th for a one-night-only showing of the film Duran Duran: Unstaged. This movie showcases the band’s March 23, 2011 concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, which was part of the American Express Unstaged concert series that celebrated the band’s All You Need Is Now album and world tour. Screenvision in alliance with Phase 4 Films will screen the film in over 300 locations.
The film was directed by award-winning filmmaker David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive) as part of the American Express Unstaged, an innovative music series that selects some of today’s most influential filmmakers to direct live stream performances of some of music’s most breakthrough artists playing at landmark venues around the world.
Known for his unique cinematic style that masterfully blends extraordinary imagery and sound design, Lynch has captured the band’s performance in a groundbreaking, creative way that will provide fans with a visually stunning in-theater viewing experience. When it was originally filmed, Lynch layered images that he had created in advance of the show (live action, animation, special effects, etc.) on top of the band’s performance footage as it was being filmed live. The technique, created an ocular event unlike anything ever seen before. Special guests include Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Beth Ditto (Gossip), Kelis and long-time collaborator, Mark Ronson.
The trailer is available online now at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?hl=en&shva=1#inbox/147cfe77c4aa588c?pr...
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 15th.
“We are all very proud to have worked in partnership with the legendary David Lynch on this project. It was a tremendously rewarding and exhilarating experience,” said Simon LeBon. “I was particularly delighted by the sausage barbecue sequence during the song Come Undone - something I would never have expected but it works superbly!"
“David is a visionary artist, his work is always surprising and beautifully strange - so it was a surreal dream collaboration for us to work with him and to become the subjects of one of his films,” said Nick Rhodes. “When we first discussed the notion of working together, we bonded over a shared desire to create a truly unique live film. I felt confident we could rely upon David to conjure up something stylish, experimental, handmade and innovative. He surpassed all of our wildest expectations.”
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