OPENING NIGHT: THE ROLLING STONES OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ: A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Paul Dugdale

Country: UK
Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 105min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Special Events, Film

There are few places The Rolling Stones have never played. Until this past spring, Cuba was one of them. This exhilarating rock ’n’ roll road movie follows the Stones on their early-2016 tour of Latin America, climaxing with their historic Havana concert — an event of unprecedented scale for Cuba. Any Stones show is a major event but this is of a whole other magnitude, and it supplies director Paul Dugdale with fresh perspective on his already well-documented, rock-legend subjects.

The Stones roll from Santiago to Buenos Aires, where fan devotion borders on a kind of religion. In São Paulo, Ronnie Wood immerses himself in street art; in Mexico City, a 12-piece mariachi band plays “Happy”; and in Lima, Mick and Keith reminisce about composing “Honky Tonk Women” before launching into a spellbinding unplugged rendition. As the band make their way toward that final date in Havana, tensions run high with organizers — an overlap with the first visit from a sitting US president in 88 years, and a brief disagreement with the Pope over the Good Friday scheduling, nearly derail the show. Once the official announcement is finally made, the fans go wild in this country where people could’ve at one time been detained for listening to rock music.

Dugdale has a trusted working relationship with the Stones, and he finds a noticeable ease in capturing the band in candid moments offstage. From Chile to Cuba, the band is greeted with a kind of fervor equal to what they elicited from crowds in the 1960s. This takes on an especially vivid quality during one mid-set rainstorm of biblical proportions.

Brimming with beloved hits, The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé is a great time as well as a very emotional journey. When the band finally meets their Cuban fans face-to-face, everyone gets some profound satisfaction. – Thom Powers (courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival)

 

Before the film, enjoy a live performance from Brothers of Others, which will be sure to set the mood. Brothers of Others is a Blues, Soul, Rock & Roll rhythm group from Miami, Florida, with dominant influences including many of the most legendary bands of all time.

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY
The Opening Night film may be over, but we’re just getting started. Following the film, we’ll give you shelter at the Tower Theater. Kick back to the tunes of the Rolling Stones, and we’ll make sure there’s plenty of drinks and sweets on hand for your satisfaction. Don’t worry: we’ll have the Rock GLAMSQUAD  on site to get you looking your rock n’ roll best. So get ready to paint the town black and join us for a night of Stones, sugar, and just a little sympathy for the devil.

And the best part: Sweat Records’ DJ Lolo will be spinning all night long.  Olé!

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Opening Night Film Only $25 | MFS $20
Opening Night Film & Party $50 | MFS $40

 

SHOWTIMES

Thursday October 13th @ 7:00pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 1) Add to Schedule

Thursday October 13th @ 7:00pm MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 1) Add to Schedule

credits

Director: Paul Dugdale
Producer: Sam Bridger
Screenwriter: Sam Bridger, Paul Dugdale

Music: The Rolling Stones
Cinematographer: Jonas Mortensen
Editor: Christopher Bird

Cast: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts

Paul Dugdale

Paul Dugdale studied at London’s Central Saint Martins School of Art. He is a prolific director of music videos and documentaries, including Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall (11) and The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live (13). The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé: A Trip Across Latin America (16) is his latest film.

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