Posted in movies | music | music on January 18, 2008

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Comprised of collected performances from U2’s 2006 South American tour, U2 3-D makes use of “digital 3-D and surround sound technology to plunge us into almost supernatural proximity to the musicians.” In other words, you can almost pluck the fly eyeshades from Bono’s slickened hair. Sounds like a can’t miss doc for U2 fans, who couldn’t afford tickets anywhere but the nosebleed section. Besides it wouldn’t be a Sundance music doc without Bono sticking his Irish mug somewhere. [Rundown On Sundance Music Docs]
I actually saw the trailer for this in a 3-D IMAX theater in Washington DC right before New Years. I definitely would have paid to see the whole movie on that screen (which is billed as the largest screen in the world). That's partly because I love everything in 3-D IMAX, partly because I'm a "music fan", and partly because the trailer just made it seem hilariously awesome - this GIANT Bono making Bono faces right in your face in 3-D, the roaring crowd, etc. I don't know if I would see it anywhere but IMAX though. It opens in a bunch of them (including Lincoln Center in NYC) on January 23rd, then a lot more theaters on Feb. 15th, and it's at Sundance now.

Also at Sundance now
1 - CSNY: Déjà vu
2 - Patti Smith: Dream of Life
3 - Slingshot Hip Hop
4 - Anvil! The True Story of Anvil!

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Tags: Sundance, U2, U2 3-D

Comments (12)

It launches on IMAX on 1/23 and on digital (which I've seen and it looks great -- highly recommended, even if you're not a big U2 fan) on 2/15.

Posted by kathryn | January 18, 2008 11:05 AM

I'm in.

Posted by Mark | January 18, 2008 11:07 AM

yoyo? pick a day..

Posted by copiii | January 18, 2008 11:15 AM

any clue how to get tickets for the lincoln center showings? doesn't seem to be listed on fandango or moviefone.

Posted by shullovox | January 18, 2008 12:10 PM

according to someone at Lincoln Center IMAX, they will not be showing it...

Posted by copi 2 | January 18, 2008 1:54 PM

according to someone at Lincoln Center IMAX, they will not be showing it...

Posted by copi 2 | January 18, 2008 1:54 PM

according to someone at Lincoln Center IMAX, they will not be showing it...

Posted by copi 2 | January 18, 2008 1:54 PM

It is playing Lincoln Center IMAX starting Wednesday. Tickets are available through Fandango. It's showing at 12:45 and at 5:45, I guess so that way they can keep I Am Legend in there for evening shows. They don't display showtimes past next Thursday, but I hope it'll be playing on the weekend. [DISCLAIMER: I own Lincoln Center, Fandango.com, and play drums for U2]

Posted by aw | January 18, 2008 3:16 PM

Does anyone know if they will be showing this film at Lincoln Center IMAX?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 3:36 PM

does anyone know if this will be playing at Lincoln Center IMAX?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 4:38 PM

"It launches on IMAX on 1/23 and on digital (which I've seen and it looks great -- highly recommended, even if you're not a big U2 fan) on 2/15."

So if I see it only once, should I see it in IMAX or digital format? Or is IMAX digital?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2008 8:34 AM

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