Monday, November 17, 2008

Sony to distribute guitar documentary starring Jimmy Page next summer

Movie theaters in many parts of the world are hereby warned: In the summer of 2009, it might get loud.

That's right, a theatrical release has finally been announced for the guitar documentary "It Might Get Loud," starring guitarists Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge.

An announcement released this afternoon says the film was purchased by Sony Pictures Classics for distribution in North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Sony said it intends to "open the film next summer."

The documentary was directed by Davis Guggenheim, best known for his directorial role for the Academy Award-winning "An Inconvenient Truth." It has been screened three times to date, all during the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Sony Pictures Classic says in a press release:
"It Might Get Loud" is a music lover's dream. The film covers three generations of guitar players (The Edge, Jimmy Page, Jack White) and our plan is to attract the three generations of fans when we open the film next summer. We are pleased to be in business with director Davis Guggenheim and producer Thomas Tull, whose obsession with the subject has brought so much to the high quality of the film.
"We are very proud of the film and impressed that Sony Pictures Classics has shown the same passion for the project," Tull said in the statement.


  1. Well, it's summer in Australia now. Bring it on!!

  2. Jimmy Page on the same stage with... Jack White? Ugh. I can think of many guitar players that would represent this latest generation better than Jack White. For that matter, I'd get a player of another instrument - any instrument - before him. Spoons, anyone? lol


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