The Cure concert film of 40th anniversary in Hyde Park coming to theaters in July
Last year, The Cure celebrated their 40th anniversary with an all-day festival in London's Hyde Park, that ended with the band playing a marathon, career-spanning concert to a crowd of 50,000. The concert was filmed by shot and longtime Cure collaborator Tim Pope (he's made most of their videos) and has now been turned into a concert film titled The Cure: Anniversary 1978 - 2018 Live in Hyde Park London. "I went to rehearsals in a very cramped studio just the day before the show, and sat in the group’s midst as they ran through the songs," says Pope. "I knew as the set list unfolded that the only way to show people the real Cure was to capture not only the grand, epic dimension of their stage show, but also the close, intimate side of this band simply making music together. Never has Robert sung so well, nor has The Cure played more passionately, more tightly, more powerfully."
The concert film will be screened in theaters around the world on July 11. NYC theaters showing Anniversary include Nitehawk Prospect Park, The Village East Cinema, Union Square 14, AMC Empire, AMC Kips Bay, The Beekman Theatre, Cinepolis Chelsea, IPIC Theaters Fulton Market, the Landmark at 57 West, and more. Head here for tickets and all screening locations, and watch the trailer below.