Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Libertines, The documentary

THE LIBERTINES: THERE ARE NO INNOCENT BYSTANDERS is an engaging and honest music documentary by legendary photographer turned filmmaker, Roger Sargent. The film offers an intimate look at the band’s 2010 reunion with unrivalled access, starting at Sargent’s NME cover shoot announcing the big festival appearance at Reading and Leeds, through the rehearsals and celebrated warm up shows, to being on stage on the big night.


Sargent’s relationship with the band has enabled him to create the definitive film about arguably one of the most influential groups of its generation, exploring the passion, drive, love and laughter of The Libertines’ story. He successfully unlocks the personalities and relationships of the band and navigates the viewer through the tensions behind this most celebrated and hotly debated of reunions.
Narrated by the band in their own words, the film spans the period of time from the announcement of the reunion to the weekend of the Reading and Leeds festivals – their first ‘on the road’ experience together for six years. With this as a backdrop, Sargent explores the history of the band, allowing them to intimately discuss how they became what they are and revealing untold stories along the way.
The release of the DVD has been designed to cater specifically for the needs of the fans. Roger and the band have taken time to create a unique and highly collectable set of DVD and artwork products that will be sold direct to consumers via www.pledgemusic.com. These will be available to pre buy now.

PledgeMusic (www.pledgemusic.com), the leading international direct-to-fan music company, allows fans to purchase albums or DVDs as a pre-sale along with a choice of other premium and exclusive items.

Ahead of its theatrical release in April, THE LIBERTINES: THERE ARE NO INNOCENT BYSTANDERS will premiere with a multi-city event in March. Using a unique and innovative release strategy, the film will tour the UK’s O2 Academies to give the fans an opportunity to see the film in a music venue and participate in Q&As with Roger Sargent and band members. The film screening and Q&A will be complemented by a special DJ from one member of the band.

Film Tour Dates
March 2012
  • O2 Academy Bristol – 19 March
  • O2 Academy2 Birmingham – 20 March
  • O2 Academy Islington –21 March
  • O2 Academy Liverpool – 22 March
  • O2 Academy Newcastle – 23 March
  • O2 ABC Glasgow – 24 March
Tickets go on sale on Friday 27 January at 9am and can be bought from: www.ticketweb.co.uk and www.gigsandtours.com

Pulse Films is excited to be taking advantage of new opportunities offered by emerging digital platforms to self-release their fourth feature-length documentary, THE LIBERTINES: THERE ARE NO INNOCENT BYSTANDERS in the UK market. The documentary opened London’s East End Film Festival in April 2011 and has been on a highly successful tour of the international film festival circuit picking up international sales representation along the way.

I haven't been sent over a trailer so I hit youTube and found the teaser trailer
Find out more at www.thelibertinesfilm.com

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