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Rolling Stones film exhibition opening at MoMA

a still from ‘Gimme Shelter’
Gimme Shelter

The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and already have some things planned, like their greatest hits album, GRRR!, which is due out on November 13 via ABKCO/Universal. The amazing cover art for that album is below.

Still no word on those Barclays Center shows, which are rumored to happen this November, but a film exhibition chronicling The Stones’ career, The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film, will open at MoMA on November 15 and run through December 2. THe exhibition will feature screenings of multiple “documentaries, fiction features, concert films, music videos, experimental shorts, and archival footage” of the band from their early days in the ’60s through present time. Head below to find out what they’ll be showing.

The exhibition opens on November 15 with a rare screening of Robert Frank’s S-8 Stones Footage from Exile on Main Street (1972), and Cocksucker Blues (1972), chronicling The Rolling Stone’s 1972 North American cross-country tour; and closes with screenings on December 1 and 2 of Peter Whitehead’s The Rolling Stones Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 (1965/2012), making its debut after an absence of more than 45 years and offering never-before-seen footage. In addition to such classics as the Maysles and Zwerin’s Gimme Shelter (1970), Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg’s Performance (1970), and Taylor Hackford’s Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll (1987), the retrospective also features the band’s landmark concert appearances in Steve Binder’s The T.A.M.I. Show (1964), Leslie Woodhead’s The Stones in the Park (1969), Rollin Blinzer’s Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (1974), Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1968/1996), Hal Ashby’s Let’s Spend the Night Together (1983), and Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light (2008). Also included are the Tom Stoppard scripted wartime spy thriller Enigma (2001), directed by Michael Apted and produced by Mick Jagger; and music videos directed by David Fincher, Michel Gondry, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Julien Temple, Peter Whitehead, and others.

GRRR! cover art
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