Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg

Friday, May 3 - Thursday, May 16, 2024

Thursday, May 2: Sneak Preview + Q&A with directors Alexis Bloom and Svetlana Zill moderated by Gina Gershon at 7:30 p.m.

This intimate documentary reveals the story of a fierce rock ‘n’ roller, actress, muse and mother who rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s. Using the words of her unpublished memoir (narrated by Scarlett Johansson), Anita brings us deep into her world, with the help of a supporting cast that includes her family – Marlon, Angela, and their father Keith Richards.

Never-seen-before home movies and family photographs show life with the Rolling Stones: this is a bittersweet tale of adventure and misadventure. From Barbarella to the Swiss Alps, and the Lower East Side of New York, Anita Pallenberg was a woman ahead of her time.

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival

  • Country USA
  • Language French with English Subtitles
  • Running Time 110 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Magnolia
  • Director Alexis Bloom, Svetlana Zill
  • Cast Anita Pallenberg, Scarlett Johansson, Marianne Faithfull, Kate Moss, Angela Richards, Keith Richards
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Closed Captioning

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