Monday, March 15 – 7:30 PM"...can be credibly included alongside such canonical rock rock-docs as 'Gimme Shelter' and 'Don't Look Back.'" - LA TIMES
UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS (93 min.) In the summer of 2007, shortly after the release of their 6th album Icky Thump, The White Stripes headed north of their hometown of Detroit to embark on an ambitious journey across Canada. The plan was to play a show in every province and territory in Canada, from B.C. to Newfoundland to Nunavut. “Having never done a tour of Canada, Meg and I thought it was high time to go whole hog…from the ocean to the permafrost” says Jack White. “We wanted to play out of the way towns that don’t usually get shows…the shows are better, it’s better for the people, it’s a better experience, it’s way more unique, something interesting is going to happen…hopefully.”
This visual and revealing feature length film documenting The White Stripes' historic Canadian tour and culmination of their 10th Anniversary show. The movie chronicles the band’s journey all over Canada from the many interesting locales they experience to the people they meet along the way – from rural bowling alleys, to city buses, aboriginal tribes and onward. The film captures intimate moments of Jack and Meg both on and off stage, intimate and personal conversations about their ten years together, are cannons, raw performances of some of their biggest songs, and even an impromptu "one note show." Variety review by Dennis Harvey. Discussion following with the director Emmett Malloy.
More information on the Cinematheque website.