The Stone Roses: Made of Stone premiere announcement
Shane Meadows’ highly anticipated documentary The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, about the legendary Manchester band, will open on 5 June across the UK and Ireland through Picturehouse Entertainment.
The release will follow a premiere on Thursday 30 May in Manchester at a location to be announced, with the band set to make a rare public appearance alongside director Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert. Herbert produced the film for Warp Films and the film was fully financed by Film4 and 4DVD.
The event will be satellite-linked to 100 cinemas as part of nationwide preview screenings running concurrently with the premiere launch, with tickets for both the host venue and the satellite-linked cinemas made available to the public.
Fans will be able to ask their questions to Shane Meadows, either live at the event in Manchester or from cinemas around the country via Twitter. Tickets will be available from Wednesday 17 April at 9.30am, details of which will be published via www.facebook.com/madeofstonefilm.
Additionally, a number of fans who attended last year's Warrington Parr Hall and Heaton Park gigs are featured in the film and a select few will be the lucky recipients of tickets to the premiere in Manchester. Images of the chosen fans will be posted on the film's official Facebook and Twitter pages in the coming weeks: www.facebook.com/madeofstonefilm / www.twitter.com/madeofstonefilm.
Shane Meadows said: “Making this film, I got to be part of something truly remarkable, the double-decade-awaited ‘resurrection’ of my all-time favourite band, The Stone Roses. People say that you can’t recapture your youth, it’ll never be the same second time round etc, but that’s utter rubbish. The Roses were never allowed to reach their peak first time around so as far as I and millions of fans around the world were concerned, with this comeback the Roses could be even greater.
“This film isn’t a history lesson, nor is it a two hour concert film. It is a film about defying the odds, sticking it to the man and telling the cynics to shut their pie-holes!
“The Stone Roses are back baby!”
In 2012 a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years.
With unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage, The Stone Roses: Made of Stone is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history.
Acclaimed filmmaker Shane Meadows brings his unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth to the film, capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their much-anticipated reunion, which culminated in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park in front of 220,000 adoring fans.
Incorporating never-before-seen material spanning the band’s musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in summer 2012, this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.
Produced by Mark Herbert, the film is a Warp Films, Film4 and 4DVD production.
For details of the host venue and participating cinemas, as well as exclusive updates about the film, go to: www.facebook.com/madeofstonefilm.
Running Time: 96 mins
Notes to Editors
About Picturehouse Entertainment
Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas, the owner and operator of 21 Picturehouse Cinemas and programming agent for a further 46 venues around the country. Formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex model, Picturehouse Cinemas are Britain’s largest circuit of independent cinemas, located in city centres and offering diverse programmes that encompass quality mainstream, family, art-house, independent, foreign-language and documentary films.
Picturehouse Cinemas have been at the forefront of digital cinema and pioneered live satellite broadcasts, bringing non-film content such as director Q&As, concerts, the New York Met Opera and the Royal Ballet to community cinema screens.
Sister company Picturehouse Entertainment launched in 2010. Its theatrical releases to date include: Jean Becker's My Afternoons with Margueritte; the record-breaking Werner Herzog 3D documentary, Cave of Forgotten Dreams; Miranda July’s The Future; Jean-Pierre Améris’ Romantics Anonymous; Rebecca Thomas’s Electrick Children; and BAFTA winner The Imposter. Picturehouse Entertainment also distributes a wide variety of non-film content to cinemas around the country. This includes live satellite transmissions of seasons from world-class arts organisations such as the Bolshoi Ballet and the National Theatre, and special one-off events such as Stephen Fry’s talk, The Fry Chronicles, and Jamie Cullum live at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
About Warp Films
Warp Films is one of the UK's most critically acclaimed independent film and television production companies, and are based in Sheffield & London, UK, with a further office in Melbourne, Australia.
Originally established by Warp Records' founding partners, Rob Mitchell and Steve Beckett, the company is run by Mark Herbert & Robin Gutch. The first film, shot in 2002, was Chris Morris' BAFTA-winning short My Wrongs #8245-8249 & 117. Soon after, Warp Films' debut feature Dead Man's Shoes was released to critical acclaim.
Warp Films expanded in 2006 with Warp X, the low budget digital 'studio' backed by Film4, UK Film Council, Optimum Releasing, Screen Yorkshire and EM Media. Projects created under the new label include; A Complete History of My Sexual Failures, Donkey Punch, Hush, Bunny & the Bull, She A Chinese and All Tomorrow's Parties.
The company's breakthrough came in 2007 with Shane Meadows' This Is England, which won a flurry of awards including Best British Film at the BAFTAs. At the same ceremony Paddy Considine's Dog Altogether won the best short film BAFTA.
In 2010 Warp Films produced Chris Morris' BAFTA-winning debut feature Four Lions, and Richard Ayoade's acclaimed debut feature Submarine. In the same year Warp Films broke through into television with This Is England '86, followed in 2011 by This is England '88 for Channel 4.
2011 Warp X productions include Kill List, written and directed by Ben Wheatley, Paddy Considine's BAFTA-winning Tyrannosaur and from Warp Films Australia, Justin Kurzel's award-winning Snowtown.
Recent releases have been Peter Strickland's highly acclaimed Berberian Sound Studio. Currently in post-production is Paul Wright's debut feature For Those in Peril and Southcliffe directed by Sean Durkin & written by Tony Grisoni for Channel 4.
Film4, headed by Tessa Ross, is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established.
Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, films like Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, Steve McQueen’s Hunger and Shame, Mike Leigh’s Another Year, Chris Morris’ Four Lions , Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, Joe Cornish’s directorial debut Attack The Block , Lone Scherfig’s One Day, Ben Wheatley’s Kill List, Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur and Ben Palmer’s The Inbetweeners Movie.
Recent releases include Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea, Carol Morley’s Dreams of a Life, Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady, Pawel Pawlikowski’s The Woman In The Fifth, Bart Layton’s The Imposter, Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio and Walter Salles’ On the Road, Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths and Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson.
Forthcoming releases include Sophie Fiennes’ The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Shane Meadows’ The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, Danny Boyle’s Trance, Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and Roger Michell’s Le Weekend.
For further information visit www.film4.com/productions
Channel 4’s DVD arm manage the DVD and DTO releases of many of Channel 4’s key brands including The Inbetweeners, Misfits, TIE and more recently Mad Fat Diary and Utopia. 4DVD also acquire product from other broadcasters such as BBC’s Miranda and ITV’s The Only Way Is Essex, and also produce their own Live Comedy shows for exploitation such as Jimmy Carr, Jack Whitehall, Sarah Millican and Micky Flanagan. The Inbetweeners Movie has been the most successful release to date with over 2 million units sold in just 2 weeks.