White Stripes’ Tour Doc Debuts Trailer, Sets Toronto Film Fest Date
The White Stripes will officially debut their upcoming concert film Under Great White Northern Lights September 18th at the Toronto International Film Festival, the band revealed on their official Website. The Stripes also posted a teaser trailer for the seeming black-and-white film, which shows the duo walking down the docks of a Canadian shore as the trailer boasts “A brother and sister’s journey across the Great White North.” It looks like an old silent film, except that it’ll be fueled by rocking White Stripes performances.
As Rock Daily previously reported, the White Stripes’ wild 2007 Canadian tour featured Jack and Meg performing in such unorthodox venues as a Winnipeg transit bus, a Prince Edward Island fishing boat and a British Columbia classroom. “When we started, we just didnâ€™t know what we were doing, so we just [said]: ‘Film everything, see what happens,’ ” White previously told the CBC. “We’d make up an idea at breakfast of where we’d play that day, whether it was on a boat, bus, school or city park, then we’d make it happen.”
When the duo weren’t out looking for odd stages, they also played at theaters throughout Canada. A couple of performance shots are posted in the Under Great White Northern Lights section of the band’s Website, along with a picture of the Whites standing on an ice floe. No widespread theatrical release dates have been announced yet for the documentary. Jack White will also star in the upcoming guitar doc It Might Get Loud.
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