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RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE

(2010)
107 mins | Biography | Documentary | Music, Media & Arts |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova ScotiaPG
P.E.I.PG
New BrunswickPG
QuebecG
Ontario14A
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaPG
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
YukonPG

Director: Sam Dunn Scot McFadyen

Writer(s): n/a

Star(s): Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart

Synopsis:

This film provides an in-depth look at the legendary Canadian band Rush, one of rock’s most influential groups. Rush ranks third for most consecutive gold or platinum albums after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, yet despite this success and their legions of devoted fans, they’ve been continually overlooked by critics and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (until 2013).

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with some of rock’s greatest artists, this documentary explores the long career of these Canadian musical heroes.

“Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage is a doc that anyone can enjoy. Fans will gorge on this deft, year-by-year portrait of the ultimate enduring cult band. And even a skeptic may come away with an affection for the intricate labor of Rush’s skewed-time-signature epics.”
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly


    About the Director

    Scot McFadyen

    Dunn is a former anthropologist who co-directed Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and its sequel, Global Metal, with music supervisor McFadyen. The duo co-directed Super Duper Alice Cooper, which won for feature doc at the Canadian Screen Awards. They also executive-produced the TV series Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) and We Are Savvy.

    RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE

    Lesson Plans Available for this title:
    • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12

    Screening Language Options:
    • English Language with French Subtitles

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