Arclight Films Announces the Cannes Market Premiere of
DURAN DURAN UNSTAGED
A Filmic Feast for the Senses
Starring Duran Duran
Directed by David Lynch
CANNES (May 17, 2013) – Arclight Films announces the acquisition of DURAN DURAN UNSTAGED, a new experience in live concert filmmaking and a feast for the senses, directed by David Lynch and starring rock icons Duran Duran. The band will be in Cannes headlining AmfAR's 20th anniversary Cinema Against AIDS event, to be held on Thursday, May 23rd.
Arclight Films have taken on international sales in collaboration with Little Studio Films, and will present DURAN DURAN UNSTAGED during the upcoming Cannes Market this May.
“We’re honored to be representing this unique film, and working with such an incredible team of entertainment industry professionals, whose artistic endeavors have had such a profound effect on people all over the world,” said Gary Hamilton, Managing Director of Arclight Films. “DURAN DURAN UNSTAGED is a breakthrough in movie-making. It’s an experience that marries the arts of film and music in a distinctly creative and refreshing manner that will appeal to audiences worldwide.”
Directed by award-winning film maker, David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive) at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, featuring special guests Mark Ronson, Kelis, Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and Beth Ditto (Gossip), DURAN DURAN UNSTAGED is a multimedia experience that takes the audience on a cinematic journey with one of the most successful music acts in the world.
“The idea was to try and create, on the fly, layers of images permeating Duran Duran on the stage,” explains director David Lynch; “A world of experimentation and some happy accidents."
The band’s frontman Simon Le Bon adds, “We were all beyond delighted that David Lynch agreed to direct this show for us and knew that he would create something that wouldn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen before. It was a dream come true, quite frankly. We are all such huge fans of his work and think he has a creative vision like no other.”
Known for their epic productions, amazing visuals, ground-breaking stage sets and style, this is only the second time in their storied three-decade career that the band have filmed one of their concerts in glorious high definition sound and vision, giving fans a rare and unique opportunity to relive the experience.
Duran Duran are one of the most iconic British bands of all time boasting undeniably remarkable stats: Over 80 million records sold, 30 UK Top 30 hits, 18 American hit singles, 2 Grammy awards and no fewer than 6 prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ from MTV, the BRITS, the Ivor Novellos, both GQ and Q Magazines and the Spanish Ondas.
The band are currently in the studio working on their 14th studio album, teaming up with producer Mark Ronson once again.
This special director’s cut of the film has never before been released to the public. The original concert film had an exclusive one-night live online stream via YouTube and Vevo.
About Arclight Films
Arclight Films is one of the world’s leading international sales companies for theatrical, television and home video and is celebrating its tenth year in business. Arclight Films has sold over 130 motion pictures including the 2004 Best Picture Oscar® winner CRASH, and 2007 Golden Globe® Best Picture Nominee BOBBY.
Arclight Films additionally encompasses subsidiary labels Darclight Films, the edgy genre-driven division of the company whose films include the worldwide horror hit WOLF CREEK (2005) and the current slate that includes 3D shark action thriller BAIT and Easternlight, a specialty arm showcasing Asian cinema with the largest film library of any non Asian-based indie film label. Films sold under the Easternlight banner include the worldwide blockbuster FORBIDDEN KINGDOM (2008) starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, 14 BLADES (2010) starring Donnie Yen, legendary auteur Chen Kaige's SACRIFICE (2011) and a live action adaptation of the world-renowned legend MULAN, now in pre-production. The latest additions to Easternlight’s slate include 2012 Cannes Film Festival “Directors Fortnight” official selection and Toronto International Film Festival Gala Selection DANGEROUS LIASIONS, THE ASSASSINS starring Chow Yun Fat, BADGES OF FURY staring Jet Li.
Arclight Films maintains a presence at all major motion picture and television festivals and markets with offices in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong and Toronto.
For more information on Arclight Films, please visit www.arclightfilms.com