Friday, September 18, 2009
White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights World Premiere
The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights is one of the best rock docs I've ever seen. The film follows the band on their tour across Canada (all across, every Province and Territory) Director Emmett Malloy (We often played his Jack Johnson surf doc Thicker Than Water at Sam the Record Man) presents an intimate view into the workings of the red & white motif-ed duo. Jack White has a blast, and explores like Samuel Champlain with a guitar. Quiet "sister" Meg White is subtitled, even when audible.The performance footage was stellar, and totally captures the raw energy of the live Stripes experience. The choices of towns and venues is so cool, from the one note show, to the amazing scene with tribal elders in Nunavut.
I have to start listening to White Stripes again, I don't even have them in my iTunes anymore (got to dig out the cds). I've seen them live a few times and am looking forward to the next time they tour.