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Rolling Stones 1965 Concert Film Release Plans Announced

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What do the New York Film Festival and the Rolling Stones have in common? They’re both turning 50 this year, and the festival has decided to fall in line with everyone else saluting the Stones by announcing the world premiere and home video release of ‘The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965′ concert film.

The screening, showcasing a completely new edition of the film with never-before-seen footage, will take place Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7PM at the Walter Reade Theatre in New York City. An encore screening will follow at the same theatre Oct. 3 at 8:30PM.

The movie comes from ABKCO Films and has been meticulously restored to showcase the early days of the band. The footage primarily comes from the band’s trip to Ireland in 1965, and provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes diary of life on the road with the band mere weeks after ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ hit No. 1 on the charts. The professionally shot video features the frenzy surrounding the band as they were being mobbed at each stop.

Bits and pieces of the footage have surfaced over the years, but it’s never been seen in full film form until now. Included in the movie are the bands travels by train and cab, the cramped basement dressing rooms, impromptu motel room songwriting sessions, and a few future classics being born on the spot.

The film, originally directed by Peter Whitehead and produced by longtime Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, is expected to be broadcast nationally, with an announcement coming soon. In addition, ABKCO Films have set Nov. 6 as the commercial release date. Included in the super deluxe box Set packaging will be the director’s cut, the producer’s cut, and the new 2012 version.

For New York Film Festival ticket information, check here.

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