Director: Sam Dunn Scot McFadyenWriter(s): n/a
Star(s): Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart
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
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.
- English - 9, 10, 11, 12
- Media - 9, 10, 11, 12
Screening Language Options:
- English Language with French Subtitles