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The Stones and Brian Jones

PG, language, violence.
Dir: Nick Broomfield.
UK, 2023, 93 min.
Bill Wyman, Marianne Faithful, Volker Schlöndorff, Linda Lawrence.

“Nick Broomfield’s The Stones and Brian Jones brims with piercing insights. Its subject is the musical virtuoso and gifted multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, the founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones, whose tumultuous, drug-fueled personal life got in the way of his prodigious talent and led to an early death at the age of 27. Relying heavily on eyewitness accounts from those who knew Jones, Broomfield creates a portrait that, rather than lionizing the troubled musician by seeking to reevaluate his life and legacy, presents a tragic tale of a deeply flawed and insecure individual who became a casualty of his own excess. The film’s approach to recounting Jones’s story is deceptively simple. Over reams of archival footage — which include everything from home movies of Jones as a child to parties with the pre-famous Rolling Stones — Broomfield incorporates audio snippets of testimonies from Jones’s friends, lovers, and colleagues. And the results prove to be as haunting as they are fascinating…. The Stones and Brian Jones is intensely charged with a level of emotion that most rockumentaries lack. ” —Wes Greene, Slant

Details

Date
December 5, 2023
Time
7:00 pm
Event Category
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Tickets:
https://citycinema.ca

Venue

City Cinema
64 King St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1B3 Canada
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Phone
902-368-3669
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