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The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2009)

Unrated | | Documentary, Music | 5 August 2010 (USA)
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In 2007 the legendary American duo White Stripes toured Canada. Besides playing the usual venues they challenged themselves and played in buses, cafés and for Indian tribal elders. Music ... See full summary »

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Emmett Malloy
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Alex Debogorski ... Himself
Maria Durham Maria Durham ... Concert audience
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In 2007 the legendary American duo White Stripes toured Canada. Besides playing the usual venues they challenged themselves and played in buses, cafés and for Indian tribal elders. Music video director Emmett Malloy followed the band and managed to capture both the special tour, extraordinary concert versions of the band's minimalist, raw, blues-inspired rock songs and the special relationship between the extroverted Jack White and the introspective Meg White - a formerly married couple who for a long time claimed to be siblings. The film makes striking use of the band's concert colors: red, white and black. Written by Göteborg International Film Festival

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English

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5 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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The White Stripes под северным сиянием See more »

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While playing Seven Nation Army, after the solo, you hear no guitar being played by Jack, but instead you hear the crowd singing the tune. But you can see Jack playing in one shot. See more »

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The Wheels On The Bus
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White Stripes Bring Their Canadian Tour to the Big Screen
19 September 2009 | by elizabeth_d333See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of attending the world premiere of "The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights" last night at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it was a fantastic event. The guests of honour included Jack White, Meg White, and Director Emmett Malloy, who watched the film alongside their fans (which made it hard to concentrate on the film, I might add).

Malloy's beautiful film takes the audience on a journey with the White Stripes as they complete their 2007 Canadian-wide music tour that included at least one stop in every province and territory in Canada. The film pays special attention to Jack and Meg's famous free side-shows that occurred in a wide variety of fantastic settings, from a city bus in Winnipeg to the Arva Flour Mill outside London. Audiences are treated to intimate back-stage interviews with the band, comedic interactions between Jack, Meg, and their fans, and never-before-seen coverage of some of the most action-packed, breathlessly amazing concerts ever to come to Canada.

Malloy seems to have had a knack of always being there with a camera at the exact right second, as scene after scene reveals the most beautiful, emotional, exciting, and downright bad-ass moments of the White Stripes ever caught on film. Fans will have a new-found appreciation for the White Stripes, as the passion and enthusiasm that Jack and Meg convey throughout the film are impossible to miss.

While this is an excellent choice for fans of the band, especially for those who were lucky enough to attend one of their concerts or shows, the film may be poorly received by others who do not have a full appreciation for Jack and Meg. But if you ARE a fan, get ready for the most electrifying, moving film of your life- you won't regret it.

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