DIRECTV, ABKCO Films and Brainstorm Media Present
Third of Twelve New Documentaries in DIRECTV’s ‘Something to Talk About’ Collection
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 – DIRECTV’s Audience Network, known for its daring entertainment programming, unveils the third documentary in its Something to Talk About collection with the debut of THE ROLLING STONES CHARLIE IS MY DARLING – IRELAND 1965 on the Audience Network, Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The program will be available on DIRECTV shortly after the film’s theatrical release in select theaters. Something to Talk About is a twelve-part series of socially and culturally relevant documentaries presented in association with Brainstorm Media.
This legendary film, never officially released to the public, is book-ended with new footage including an introduction by Kurt Loder and a post-film discussion with former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters founder, Dave Grohl and legendary music producer, Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones’ first manager and the film’s producer.
With the release of THE ROLLING STONES CHARLIE IS MY DARLING – IRELAND 1965, ABKCO Films presents a meticulously restored and fully-realized version of this legendary film that was never officially released to the public. Originally directed by pioneering filmmaker Peter Whitehead and Oldham, the film was shot during the Stones’ weekend tour of Ireland shortly after “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” hit # 1 on the charts. This brand new cut of the film, produced by the GRAMMY© Award-winning duo of producer Robin Klein and director Mick Gochanour, features the band’s first professionally filmed concert performances and documents the early fan frenzy and riots ignited by the band.
New found and never-before-seen concert footage – including electrifying performances of the band’s musical numbers, “The Last Time,” “Time Is On My Side” and the first ever concert performance of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” provide an intimate, behind-the-scenes diary of life on the road with the young Stones.
“We are delighted to partner with DIRECTV and Brainstorm Media to offer this rare opportunity to witness rock history as it was being made,” said Jody Klein, Chief Executive Officer of ABKCO. “CHARLIE IS MY DARLING offers unparalleled insight into the band’s music, creative process and personalities. The film brilliantly documents their intersection, circa 1965, with Irish fans whose unbridled enthusiasm resulted in moments of orgasmic combustion.”
“The Stones’ influence on rock ‘n’ roll and their commentary on our world continue to have an impact 50 years later,” said Meyer Shwarzstein, president of Brainstorm Media. “It’s a great fit for Something to Talk About – our theatrical partners are very excited about it. I’m grateful to ABKCO and to DIRECTV for working with us to make this happen.”
For more information on the Something to Talk About documentary collection, please go to http://somethingtotalkabout.us/.
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About Audience Network:
The Audience Network is a unique and exclusive television experience available only to DIRECTV subscribers. The channel first made its mark in 2008 (as The 101 Network) by partnering with NBC to produce and air three additional seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series Friday Night Lights and, more recently, became the exclusive home of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning drama Damages, starring Glenn Close. The network has become the premier destination for smart, innovative and critically acclaimed TV fare as we search the globe for the best new series such as Hit & Miss (United Kingdom), Rake (Australia), Call Me Fitz and Less Than Kind (Canada). The Dan Patrick Show, and its companion series The Box Score, keep sports fans up to date with the latest sports talk. Viewers also enjoy the Guitar Center Sessions series and major events such as the annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl. For more info, please visit www.directv.com/audience.
Founded over 50 years ago by Allen Klein, ABKCO Music and Records is one of the world’s leading independent entertainment companies. It is home to iconic catalog assets that include compositions and recordings by Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Bobby Womack, The Animals, Herman’s Hermits, Marianne Faithfull, The Kinks as well as the Cameo Parkway masters by such artists as Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Clint Eastwood, The Orlons, The Dovells, ? & The Mysterians, The Tymes and Dee Dee Sharp. Soundtrack releases include the international blockbuster Fast Five, Our Idiot Brother, Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited and the 2010 Academy Award® nominated Fantastic Mr. Fox, the director’s first animated feature based on Roald Dahl’s book, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Men Who Stare At Goats and the soundtrack to the first season of the hit Showtime® series, Californication. ABKCO is active on many fronts including the release of critically lauded compilations and reissues from its catalog, film and commercial placement of its master recordings and music publishing properties in all media. ABKCO is at the forefront of new technologies in the entertainment field and is in active development of several multi-platform projects, theatrical productions and innovative educational tools to ensure its catalog is enjoyed by generations of fans for years to come. ABKCO Films is in development of a biopic on Sam Cooke’s life.
About Brainstorm Media:
Founded in 1995, Brainstorm Media develops, produces and distributes films for theatrical, television, video and new media. The company releases films in traditional and untraditional ways. Current releases include; DARK HORSE, PAUL WILLIAMS: STILL ALIVE and LEAST AMONG SAINTS. Original productions include EPIX’s A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY: THE UNTRUE STORY OF MONTY PYTHON’S GRAHAM CHAPMAN, Chiller’s THE AMERICAN SCREAM. Lifetime’s A MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE and Syfy’s BLOWING VEGAS OFF THE MAP