The Stone Roses Documentary Getting June Release
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.21.2013
In the UK...
NME reports that The Stone Roses documentary Made of Stone will be released on June 5 in the UK. It was directed by Shane Meadows (This Is England) and goes behind the scenes of the band's 2012 reunion, from the beginning to the hometown shows at Heaton Park. It will be shown by satellite to 100 theaters for preview screenings running with the premiere launch. Tickets for both the host venue and the theaters are now available.
A premiere for the film, with all members of the band, will take place in Manchester on May 30. Fans who attended last year's Warrington Parr Hall and Heaton Park shows and are in the film will get tickets to the premiere. Images of select fans will be posted on the official Facebook and Twitter pages.
Meadows said: "Making this film, I got to be part of something truly remarkable, the double decade awaited ‘resurrection' of my all time favourite band, The Stone Roses. People say that you can't recapture your youth, it'll never be the same second time round etc, but that's utter rubbish. The Roses were never allowed to reach their peak first time around so, as far as I and millions of fans around the world were concerned, with this comeback the Roses could be even greater. This film isn't a history lesson, nor is it a two-hour concert film. It is a film about defying the odds, sticking it to the man and telling the cynics to shut their pie-holes!"
Producer Mark Herbert added: "I'm not allowed to say very much, but what I can say is that it feels like a Shane Meadows film as well as a music documentary. Imagine the amazing music of the Roses combined with all the qualities that Shane's films are known for."
Meadows filmed the band for nearly a year from their reunion press conference in October 2011 to their August 2012 live shows. He was given full access to the band. His footage will include scenes of early rehearsals in a remote barn as well as the only official footage from their shows in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Lyon, Hamburg, Belfast, Japan and Heaton Park.