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STONE ROSES MADE OF STONE, The

UK, 2013 (MIFF 2013, Backbeat)

Director: Shane Meadows

"It is a film about defying the odds, sticking it to the man and telling the cynics to shut their pie-holes!" - filmmaker Shane Meadows

When Ian Brown sang I Wanna Be Adored, the opening song of their 1989 eponymous debut, Manchester band the Stone Roses became self-prophesisers. Decades after the ecstasy afterglow, and 15 years after their breakup, the baggy love remained strong for the pioneers of the melodic, narcotic "Madchester" sound.

Director Shane Meadows (This is England, MIFF 2007) goes behind the scenes of the reunion of his "all-time favourite band", interweaving archival footage with that from his own exclusive access, taking us from early rehearsals to the band's celebratory hometown gigs at Heaton Park. In addition to offering the only official footage of the group's 2012 tour, The Stone Roses: Made of Stone is an emotional, euphoric tale of one of modern music's most unlikely resurrections.

"Grown men will cry." - NME

D Shane Meadows P Mark Herbert Dist Madman Entertainment TD DCP/2013

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