The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (1 x theatrical) – An intimate and personal documentary following one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history as they embark on their long-awaited reunion tour.
Life-long Stone Roses fan Shane Meadows was granted unprecedented access to The Stone Roses for almost a year: from the palpable excitement at the press conference in October 2011, to the intimacy of private early rehearsals in a remote barn; from the secret comeback gig at Warrington Parr Hall to the triumphant exhilaration of the Heaton Park homecoming – Shane journeyed with the band to capture the intimate moments of a resurrection no-one believed possible.
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone features the only official footage of the Manchester band’s live performances from their worldwide tour, capturing Ian, John, Mani and Reni on-stage and on the road in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Lyon, Hamburg, Belfast, Japan and Heaton Park.
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone also documents the anticipation and ecstasy of the band’s loyal fans, for whom the influence of the Stone Roses goes well beyond the music. The resulting film is a passionate, personal snapshot of a remarkable milestone in this seminal band’s history, imbued with Shane’s unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth.
A breakthrough success in England with their debut eponymous album, The Stone Roses went from playing small clubs in the mid-1980s to the celebrated Spike Island concert by the decade’s end, scoring hits with singles including I Wanna Be Adored, Fools Gold and She Bangs the Drums. After legal battles with their record label, and original band members leaving the line-up, The Stone Roses dissolved in 1996 after just two albums. In 2011 The Stone Roses announced they would be reuniting after a 15 year split to embark on a world tour, with tickets selling out in record time.
Channel: Film4 / Theatrical
Producer: Shane Meadows
TX: Spring / Summer 2013 (Theatrical release)
Source: Channel 4 press release