White Stripes to close out TIFF
The White Stripes tour doc The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights is set to close out the Toronto International Film Festival today.
From the description:
"Are the White Stripes still the coolest band on the planet? Nothing gets a hipster fight started faster than ranking bands, but the Stripes permanently established their cool cred with their unprecedented 2007 tour across Canada. Hitting every province and territory, Jack and Meg White took their crunching art-blues-rock to Iqaluit and Charlottetown, Edmonton and Toronto. As documented in this outstanding concert tour film, they also let the cameras capture the inner life of one of music's most mysterious duos.
As is typical for the White Stripes, it began with a concept: a complete tour of Canada, but with each performance a spontaneous act. That meant rocking out on a city bus in Winnipeg, a bowling alley in Saskatoon, a youth drop-in centre in Edmonton and a YMCA day camp in Toronto. In Charlottetown, they gig on a boat in the harbour. In St. John's, Newfoundland, they perform a concert of exactly one note."
Premiere showing airs Friday, September 18th at 9:00 pm, at the Winter Elgin Theatre.