During their illustrious half-century career, The Rolling Stones have appeared countless times on film and television, dabbled with feature films and been the subject of numerous ground-breaking documentary films by some of the world’s great filmmakers. Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission (previously a guest speaker at the IFI with talks on Raymond Chandler and Elvis Presley), film critic and all-round Stones aficionado, will explore their exciting screen history in this illustrated talk. Featuring clips from films such as Gimme Shelter, Rock and Roll Circus, Sympathy for the Devil and their latest documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, plus rare TV appearances and an extensive pictorial history, this is a perfect opportunity to revel in the on-screen adventures of the World’s Greatest Rock`n’Roll Band!
This talk will be followed by a special screening of Sympathy for the Devil.
This film is screening as part of Rock&Roll, the final of our three-month season dedicated to excess, presenting examples of how cinema has taken on sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.