The iconic British rock band Duran Duran will take over US movie theaters - including the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona - on Wednesday, Sept. 10 for a one-night-only showing of the film "Duran Duran: Unstaged".
This movie showcases the band's concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, which was part of the American Express Unstaged concert series that celebrated the band's "All You Need Is Now" album and world tour. Screenvision in alliance with Phase 4 Films will screen the film in over 300 locations.
The film was directed by award-winning filmmaker David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive). Known for his unique cinematic style that masterfully blends extraordinary imagery and sound design, Lynch has captured the band's performance in a ground-breaking, creative way that will provide fans with a visually stunning in-theater viewing experience.
"Duran Duran: Unstaged" features all four original members of Duran Duran: Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor.
The band performs 18 songs, including "Hungry Like the Wolf", "A View to Kill", "Ordinary World" and "Rio." Special guests include Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Beth Ditto (Gossip), Kelis and long-time collaborator, Mark Ronson.
The film is quite unlike any concert-doc experience ever put on screen. "Duran Duran: Unstaged" is a dream collaboration that presents the band's energy and Lynch's playful interventions on the grand scale they so uniquely merit.
"We are all very proud to have worked in partnership with the legendary David Lynch on this project. It was a tremendously rewarding and exhilarating experience," said Simon Le Bon.
"David is a visionary artist, his work is always surprising and beautifully strange - so it was a surreal dream collaboration for us to work with him and to become the subjects of one of his films," said Nick Rhodes. "When we first discussed the notion of working together, we bonded over a shared desire to create a truly unique live film. I felt confident we could rely upon David to conjure up something stylish, experimental, handmade and innovative. He surpassed all of our wildest expectations."
Duran Duran is one of the most ground-breaking British bands of the last three decades.
With over 100 million records sold, 30 UK Top 20 hits, 18 American hit singles, and six prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards, Duran Duran has shown that throughout the years, they continue to thrill with the same venerable vigor and enthusiasm of their earliest records, delivering to fans the songs they remember and new ones to love with the creative momentum to propel them into the next decade and beyond.
There will be one show only of "Duran Duran: Unstaged" on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12.50 for Film Festival members and students.
Visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org for tickets and performance information or call 928-282-1177. Both the Sedona International Film Festival Office and the Mary D. Fisher Theatre are located at 2030 W. SR 89A in West Sedona.