RushRush. Just let the imagery and emotion fill your brain as you see the band's name on this page. Tight playing, screeching vocals, D&D fanboy lyrics, Canadiana goofiness, Tom Sawyer, musicianship, and sweet Jesus – Neil Peart's drumming!

There has been little in the way of documenting one of Canada's most popular and strange exports (beyond audio, of course). With a wide release set for summer, Hot Docs fans will get a chance at a sneak peek of 'Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage' on the opening night of the festival.

Filmmakers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn have made a name for themselves in rock documentaries over the last 5 years. While a touch on the kitschy side, 'Metal: A Headbanger's Journey' was filmed with skill, humour and depth to laud the enduring qualities of really loud music. Follow-ups have included 'Global Metal' and a tour-doc on Iron Maiden. With Rush, McFadyen and Dunnhave wisely left themselves out of the film, cutting together a slick, funny and star-riddled piece.
categories Documentaries, Hot Docs