Monday marked the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy touching down on the east coast. With plenty of work still left to be done, it’s nice to be reminded of the come-together attitude that many had in the aftermath. One of the outcomes of that attitude was the 12-12-12 benefit concert, and thanks to a new documentary we get a sneak peek behind the scenes of the planning and backstage antics of the charity event.
From the synopsis:
December 12, 2012, some of entertainment’s most iconic names came
together at Madison Square Garden for a historic concert to benefit the
victims of Hurricane Sandy.
’12-12-12′ captures the unprecedented gathering of talent who
turned up on stage and behind the scenes to raise over $50 million in
one night for the Robin Hood Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to support
organizations helping victims in New York, New Jersey
and Connecticut. The evening’s Emmy Award-nominated telecast included
performances by some of the music industry’s legendary acts: Bruce
Springsteen and the E Street Band, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul
McCartney, Dave Grohl, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Chris
Martin, Michael Stipe, Adam Sandler, Eric Clapton, Jon Bon Jovi, The
Rolling Stones, The Who, Kanye West and included involvement from
entertainment and media elite such as Billy Crystal, Susan Sarandon,
Paul Shaffer, Brian Williams, Kristen Stewart, Jon Stewart,
Chelsea Clinton, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Sean Combs, Olivia
Wilde, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, Seth Meyers, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake
Lively, Katie Holmes, Jason Sudekis, Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, and
Christoph Waltz on this historic night.
The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on Nov. 15. Check out the new trailer: