The White Stripes film to be released. More2Screen has secured theatrical and TV distribution rights to UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS, a unique film which provides a fascinating look into the on and off-stage lives of one of the world’s most enigmatic bands – The White Stripes.
London-based More2Screen signed a deal with XL Recordings to release the film in UK and internationally (excluding USA, Japan, South East Aisa), with the theatrical release planned to roll out in digital cinema sites from March 2010.
UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS is directed by acclaimed music video and film director Emmett Malloy, and premiered at Toronto Film Festival 2009 to rave reviews. In the summer of 2007, The White Stripes embarked on a cross-country Canadian tour to accomplish their goal of performing in every province and territory across the expansive northern nation. UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS in the unique documentation of that journey, along with the bands’ first ever official live album, featuring 16 songs on both vinyl and CD. The film documents the band playing to crowds in towns of all sizes across the Great White North – from traditional venues to matinee gigs at unusual locations such as a bowling alley, a boat and even on a city bus – culminating in a momentous 10th Anniversary show at the historic Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
XL Recordings will release the live album and DVD on 15th March 2010, with a limited edition box set available from 16th March.