As most cinephiles celebrate the 50th birthday of James Bond this year, the secret agent isn’t the only one celebrating such an impressive milestone, as The Rolling Stone have also turned 50 this year – and to mark such an occasion, the stars were out in numbers at the premiere for the documentary feature Crossfire Hurricane.
Showing at this years BFI London Film Festival and released in cinemas's nationwide this week, Crossfire Hurricane is a feature that explores and evaluates the cultural impact the Stones have had across the world over the past five decades, taking a candid look into the lives of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Co.
And it was Jagger who illuminated the red carpet last night – alongside all other surviving members of the great band, as Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts were also in attendance at this special event – and we had the absolute pleasure of speaking to Jagger – albeit very briefly - as he describes the production as, depicting, well, “the unrelenting craziness of it all.”
Meanwhile we also caught up with the director Brett Morgen, as he discusses his love for the revolutionary band, and his intentions for the film.
“Man I love The Rolling Stones, but this movie is made from the fans point of view, do you know what I mean? It was great having them on board too, fantastic man. You always see them as these icons and these giants but I think the film really humanises them,” he continued.
“I wanted to humanise them and get to know what they experienced and what they felt in the most pivotal moments in their history.”
Morgen also seems to be adverse to hearing his latest picture described as a 'documentary'.
“It's a mythumentary, not a documentary, I don't care about dates and facts, I just care about stories and these guys are legends, right? And every one has different interpretations of a legend, and this is just my interpretation of this particular myth,” he finished.
However, the London Film Festival director Clare Stewart uses the dreaded 'D-word', as she sums up what was a quite rock'n'roll evening out in the capital's Leicester Square.
“It's a very exciting evening. The documentary is really a dazzling work of both research and editing and story telling and what Morgen does it not only tell incredible story of longevity of the band but a compelling account of popular culture and how the band have impacted on that .”
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CROSSFIRE HURRICANE IS OUT NOW