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Shine a Light

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, drug references and smoking.

PG-13 In Theaters 04/4/2008 , 122min.
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Plot & Details

After exploring the careers of the Band and Bob Dylan in The Last Waltz and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, respectively, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese turns his lens on rock & roll legends the Rolling Stones for this feature focusing on two concerts from the band's 2006 A Bigger Bang tour. In addition to extensive coverage of the band's two-night stand at New York's Beacon Theater (an engagement that was staged as part of President Bill Clinton's lavish birthday bash), the film also features historical footage, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage from decades past. Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson (JFK and The Aviator) supervised photography for the film, with an impressive array of A-list talents, including Andrew Lesnie, John Toll, Ellen Kuras, Anastas Michos, Stuart Dryburgh, Declan Quinn, Emmanuel Lubezki, Robert Elswit, and Albert Maysles, stepping in to insure that the Beacon performances were covered from every angle possible.
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Genre(s): Documentary,Musicals
  • Run Time: 122min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 04/04/2008
  • DVD Release Date: 07/29/2008
  • Distributor(s): Paramount
  • Director(s): Martin Scorsese
  • Themes: Musician's Life
  • Keywords: band [music group], career-retrospective, rock-music
  • Country of Origin: USA (04-04-2008),USA - IMAX (04-04-2008)
  • Language: English

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated


Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

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