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iW NEWS | Scorsese’s “Shine A Light” to Open the 58th Berlinale

iW NEWS | Scorsese's "Shine A Light" to Open the 58th Berlinale

Martin Scorsese‘s Rolling Stones concert film “Shine A Light” will open the 58th Berlin International Film Festival February 7, the event announced today. The film captures two concerts at New York’s Beacon Theatre on October 29 and November 1 in 2006. Sixteen cameras and more than a half milion feet of concert footage were shot. The concerts also featured performances from Jack White of the White Stripes as well as appearances by Christina Aguilera and Buddy Guy in addition to behind the scenes coverage. “We are extremely excited to have the world premiere of this magnificent film as our opening gala,” commented festival director Dieter Kosslick in a statement. “Martin Scorsese has captured the pure essence of an iconic band on the big screen.” [Brian Brooks]

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