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Film: Festival

The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film


Nov 15, 2012 – Dec 2, 2012




MoMA The Museum of Modern Art (Venue Partner)

11 W 53rd St



$12 / free with museum admission

Leisure suits may have come and gone, but one thing that has stood the test of time are Mick Jagger's luscious lips and his iconic rock band, the Rolling Stones. The group, who celebrate their half-century of life this year, are of course known for their musical contributions but have also had a profound influence on cinema. A bevy of great directors including Kenneth Anger, Hal Ashby, Jean Luc-Godard, and Martin Scorsese took interest in Jagger and his crew and went to great lengths to capture them on film. This comprehensive program, put together by MoMA, revisits the Stones on screen with concerts films, documentaries, music videos, shorts, and fiction features. Among the series standouts are Steve Binder's The T.A.M.I Show (1964), Michael Lindsay-Hogg's The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1968/1996), Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg's Performance (1970), and a rare screening of Robert Frank's S-8 Stones Footage from Exile on Main Street (1972). The two-week event concludes with The Rolling Stones Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965, a brilliant doc made from recently restored footage shot by Peter Whitehead.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill