“There’s a scene with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger hanging out and doing an unplugged version of ‘Honky Tonk Woman,’
After documenting British musical acts such as One Direction and Coldplay, director Paul Dugdale is setting his sights on The Rolling Stones for a new documentary world premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America was among two docs revealed at a Tuesday (July 26) press conference announcing special presentations and galas playing at the Canadian festival, which runs from September 8 to 18.
The doc isn’t the first of Dugdale’s dalliances with the iconic rock band: the director previously directed The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live (2013). His latest effort, which will receive the fest’s gala treatment, follows the band’s recent Latin American tour, which culminated with a gig in Havana, Cuba, in March.
More acts are playing in Cuba since the country began restoring diplomatic relations with America, but shows are nonetheless tricky to organize. Olé Olé Olé! covers all the logistical issues that arose in arranging the Cuban gig.
“There’s a lot of twists along the way and a lot of suspense as to whether the concert will come off,” TIFF Docs programmer Thom Powers tells realscreen.
He adds that Dugdale’s familiarity and easy rapport with the Stones comes across on screen. “There’s a scene with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger hanging out and doing an unplugged version of ‘Honky Tonk Woman,’” he says. “You don’t see that very often.”
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