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Keith Richards: Under the Influence, the Netflix Original Documentary from Academy Award® winning director Morgan Neville, to Premiere Only on Netflix September 18, 2015

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  • July 28, 2015
    Keith Richards: Under the Influence, the Netflix Original Documentary from Academy Award® winning director Morgan Neville, to Premiere Only on Netflix September 18, 2015

    Film Captures Unparalleled Look at Journey of Keith Richards’s Sounds and Influences   

     

    Beverly Hills, Calif., July 28, 2015 —Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will premiere Academy Award winning director Morgan Neville’s (20 Feet from StardomBest of Enemies) original documentary, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, an unprecedented look into the sounds and influences of rock and roll icon Keith Richards, on Friday, September 18, 2015, exclusively to Netflix members worldwide.

     

    “If there’s a Mount Rushmore of Rock ’n’ Roll, Keith’s face is surely on it. He has always represented the soul of rock music—for all of the light and dark shades that implies,” said filmmaker Morgan Neville. “To my relief, Keith Richards turned out to be a real man—full of humor, knowledge and wisdom. That’s the real Keith we’ve worked to capture in our film and I’m honored to bring it to ​a global audience via Netflix.”

     

    “There’s no one who could bring this unprecedented look into the musical influences of Keith Richards to life as distinctively as Morgan Neville,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming. “Our viewers around the world are going to love the rare moments he has captured.”

     

    Produced by Academy Award and Emmy winning producers, RadicalMedia (What Happened, Miss Simone?The Fog of War), the film is a beautifully documented portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer. Keith Richards: Under the Influence is unparalleled in its access as it looks at one of the architects of rock ’n’ roll music, while charting the journey of Keith’s sound and influences, back to the music that inspired him then and now -- electric blues, country honky-tonk, southern soul, and more – as he creates his first solo album in 23 years.  A culmination of both new and beloved music, rare archival materials and hours of intimate and reflective conversations with Keith, the film documents his long and unusual journey to become the legend we all love.

     

    In Keith Richards: Under the Influence, we visit key people and places that have always enchanted Keith and inspired his music with The Rolling Stones to his latest solo record: Chicago, home of the blues, where Keith first encountered Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and the hallowed halls of Chess Records; Nashville, where Keith explores his long love of country music; and New York where Keith recorded the album and collaborated with the likes of Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel.  And along the way, we get an additional dose of inspiration from a long-time friend, Tom Waits.  Lastly, this film is a chance to sit at the feet of one of music’s most iconic and least understood figures. The Keith Richards we get to know is smart, funny, poignant and profound. At this moment later in his life, Keith Richards is serious and reflective on his singular and spectacular journey.

     

     

    Helmed by Academy Award-Winning filmmaker, Morgan Neville (20 Feet from StardomBest of Enemies) and produced by Neville, Justin Wilkes (What Happened, Miss Simone?, Under African Skies) and Jane Rose (Crossfire Hurricane, Shine A Light), the feature film is a beautifully documented portraiture film of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer. Emmy-award nominated cinematographer Igor Martinovic (What Happened, Miss Simone?House of CardsMan on Wire) shot the film and Joshua L. Pearson (What Happened, Miss Simone?Made in AmericaUnder African Skies) edited. Keith Richards: Under the Influence is a RadicalMedia & Tremolo Production.

     

    About Netflix

    Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 65 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

     

    About RadicalMedia

    RadicalMedia, a global studio, has produced a number of films telling nuanced, multi-faceted stories including: the Academy Award and Independent Spirit Award-winning documentary The Fog of War; Grammy-winning Concert for GeorgeUnder African Skies, the Emmy Award-winning documentary examining the making of the groundbreaking and controversial Paul Simon record Graceland; The Ron Howard-helmed Jay-Z documentary, Made In AmericaThe United States vs. James J. Bulger, Joe Berlinger’s latest film that chronicles the trial of crime boss, Whitey Bulger; and the recent Liz Garbus documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? for Netflix.

     

    About Tremolo Productions

    Tremolo Productions is a documentary production company founded by Morgan Neville, specializing in cultural storytelling.  Films include the 2014 Academy Award-winning, Spirit Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom, the upcoming 2015 release Best of EnemiesTroubadours, Pearl Jam Twenty, Beauty is EmbarrassingHank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues and others. Tremolo has been nominated for three other Grammys for the music films: Respect Yourself: The Stax Records StoryMuddy Waters Can’t Be Satisfied and Johnny Cash’s America.

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Film Captures Unparalleled Look at Journey of Keith Richards’s Sounds and Influences   

 

Beverly Hills, Calif., July 28, 2015 —Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will premiere Academy Award winning director Morgan Neville’s (20 Feet from StardomBest of Enemies) original documentary, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, an unprecedented look into the sounds and influences of rock and roll icon Keith Richards, on Friday, September 18, 2015, exclusively to Netflix members worldwide.

 

“If there’s a Mount Rushmore of Rock ’n’ Roll, Keith’s face is surely on it. He has always represented the soul of rock music—for all of the light and dark shades that implies,” said filmmaker Morgan Neville. “To my relief, Keith Richards turned out to be a real man—full of humor, knowledge and wisdom. That’s the real Keith we’ve worked to capture in our film and I’m honored to bring it to ​a global audience via Netflix.”

 

“There’s no one who could bring this unprecedented look into the musical influences of Keith Richards to life as distinctively as Morgan Neville,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming. “Our viewers around the world are going to love the rare moments he has captured.”

 

Produced by Academy Award and Emmy winning producers, RadicalMedia (What Happened, Miss Simone?The Fog of War), the film is a beautifully documented portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer. Keith Richards: Under the Influence is unparalleled in its access as it looks at one of the architects of rock ’n’ roll music, while charting the journey of Keith’s sound and influences, back to the music that inspired him then and now -- electric blues, country honky-tonk, southern soul, and more – as he creates his first solo album in 23 years.  A culmination of both new and beloved music, rare archival materials and hours of intimate and reflective conversations with Keith, the film documents his long and unusual journey to become the legend we all love.

 

In Keith Richards: Under the Influence, we visit key people and places that have always enchanted Keith and inspired his music with The Rolling Stones to his latest solo record: Chicago, home of the blues, where Keith first encountered Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and the hallowed halls of Chess Records; Nashville, where Keith explores his long love of country music; and New York where Keith recorded the album and collaborated with the likes of Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel.  And along the way, we get an additional dose of inspiration from a long-time friend, Tom Waits.  Lastly, this film is a chance to sit at the feet of one of music’s most iconic and least understood figures. The Keith Richards we get to know is smart, funny, poignant and profound. At this moment later in his life, Keith Richards is serious and reflective on his singular and spectacular journey.

 

 

Helmed by Academy Award-Winning filmmaker, Morgan Neville (20 Feet from StardomBest of Enemies) and produced by Neville, Justin Wilkes (What Happened, Miss Simone?, Under African Skies) and Jane Rose (Crossfire Hurricane, Shine A Light), the feature film is a beautifully documented portraiture film of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer. Emmy-award nominated cinematographer Igor Martinovic (What Happened, Miss Simone?House of CardsMan on Wire) shot the film and Joshua L. Pearson (What Happened, Miss Simone?Made in AmericaUnder African Skies) edited. Keith Richards: Under the Influence is a RadicalMedia & Tremolo Production.

 

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 65 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

 

About RadicalMedia

RadicalMedia, a global studio, has produced a number of films telling nuanced, multi-faceted stories including: the Academy Award and Independent Spirit Award-winning documentary The Fog of War; Grammy-winning Concert for GeorgeUnder African Skies, the Emmy Award-winning documentary examining the making of the groundbreaking and controversial Paul Simon record Graceland; The Ron Howard-helmed Jay-Z documentary, Made In AmericaThe United States vs. James J. Bulger, Joe Berlinger’s latest film that chronicles the trial of crime boss, Whitey Bulger; and the recent Liz Garbus documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? for Netflix.

 

About Tremolo Productions

Tremolo Productions is a documentary production company founded by Morgan Neville, specializing in cultural storytelling.  Films include the 2014 Academy Award-winning, Spirit Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom, the upcoming 2015 release Best of EnemiesTroubadours, Pearl Jam Twenty, Beauty is EmbarrassingHank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues and others. Tremolo has been nominated for three other Grammys for the music films: Respect Yourself: The Stax Records StoryMuddy Waters Can’t Be Satisfied and Johnny Cash’s America.

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