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BERLINALE '08 | Stones Shine a "Light" On Fest
Shine A Light" premiere at the 2008 Berlinale even more nervewracking than performing the concert back in New York City two years ago, Mick Jagger (pictured entering the Berlinale Palast on Thursday) beamed on stage last night at the honor of having the film selected as the first documentary ever to open the fest. Jagger stood alongside his bandmates, festival head Dieter Kosslick and director Martin Scorsese, who admitted that the last time he was at the Berlinale was in 1981 with "Raging Bull." "Do you remember that...what happened at the showing of 'Raging Bull'?" prodded Jagger. "There was a disturbance of some kind," Scorsese stammered, as some of The Rolling Stones laughed loudly on stage, "...it was delayed for awhile, but we finally got to screen the film...It was quite an event." "He still won't say what happened," Jagger interjected, amidst continued laughter as Kosslick, at the other end of the stage, motioned with his hands to let the matter go. On a more serious note, Scorsese offered, "This is a special night for us, we really hope that you enjoy the film and we're really greatful that we're here."
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