Rolling Stones Film Series to Be Hosted This Fall by NYC's Museum of Modern Art
Yet another special event has been scheduled to celebrate The Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary this year. New York City's famed Museum of Modern Art will present a movie series titled The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film that will run from November 15 until December 2. The retrospective will include screenings of various documentaries, concert flicks, promotional videos, dramatic productions and shorts featuring the group, its individual members and/or their music.
To kick off the series, there will be a screening of rare footage of The Stones working on their classic 1972 album Exile on Main St., as well as the rarely seen 1972 tour documentary C**ksucker Blues. To close the exhibition, the newly revamped version of the Stones tour doc Charlie Is My Darling -- Ireland 1965 will be screened on December 1 and 2.
Among the many other cinematic highlights of the exhibit will be screenings of The Rolling Stones' 1968 TV special Rock and Roll Circus; 1970's Gimme Shelter; 1970's Performance, featuring Mick Jagger in a starring role; 1987's Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, documenting Berry's 60th birthday concert that Keith Richards helped organize; 1974's Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones; 1983's Let's Spend the Night Together; and the Martin Scorsese-directed 2008 concert documentary, Shine a Light.
The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film is being organized by Joshua Siegel, an associate curator of the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film.