Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out & Sympathy for the Devil
Friday, October 30, 2009 - Thursday, November 5, 2009
Two films featuring the Rolling Stones on one bill — one week only!
Screening in its first theatrical engagement following its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, GET YER YA-YA’S OUT! is a chronicle of The Rolling Stones’ epic performance at Madison Square Garden in November 1969. Albert and David Maysles famously documented the Rolling Stones’ 1969 U.S. tour in the feature documentary Gimme Shelter, released in 1970. Now, Albert Maysles has put together never-before seen archive footage that shows the band — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman — at its apogee, wowing New York audiences at Madison Square Garden over the Thanksgiving weekend of that year. Beyond the full-length performances of five Stones songs — presented in surround sound — the film includes a cover shoot, rare backstage footage, a mixing session and more. “27 minutes of pure pleasure. An intoxicating snapshot of the Rolling Stones’ 1969 tour, this irresistible time capsule captures the band before they were a brand, and includes glimpses of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Playing with: SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (1968), Jean-Luc Godard’s provocative collaboration with The Rolling Stones. Capturing the band’s recording session for the title song, the film intercuts long takes in the studio with snapshots of late 1960s counter-culture, from the Black Panthers to Women’s Lib and the May revolt in France, with Godard’s then-muse Anne Wiazemsky (Au Hasard Balthasar, La Chinoise, Teorema) cast as mock-TV interviewer Eve Democracy. High-definition digital projection. “A movie experience of major importance… beautifully and carefully composed, a kind of testament to Godard’s very original, creative impulse.” – Vincent Canby, The New York Times
GET YER YA-YA’S OUT: Bradley Kaplan, Ian Markiewicz, Albert Maysles, 1969/2009, USA, 27 min. An ABKCO Films Release.
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL: Jean-Luc Godard, 1968, UK, 100 min. An ABKCO Films Release.