RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE (Theatrical Release USA 2010)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
—another terrific music group documentary—details the life and events of the Rush band. This film particularly gives insight into the closeness and deep friendship that holds this group together. The documentary presents itself well, gives a good review of this band’s creative endeavors, and easily becomes worth both time and monetary investment.

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Documentary about the beginning and continued success of the Rush musical group.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Pegi Cecconi, Shelley Nott, Noah Segal, John Virant, and Paul Zimic for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Geddy Lee), Himself (Alex Lifeson), Himself (Neil Peart), Himself (Trent Reznor), Himself (Mike Portnoy), Himself (Kirk Hammett), Himself (Tim Commerford), Himself (Sebastian Bach), and Himself (Jack Black).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It tells the Rush story well and reminds us that long-term creativity happens. There’s an underlying story for an audience who watches carefully...that when life deals horridly unbearable events, there is a universal force that provides healing over time and, despite long lapses in creative output, this force can overcome that and push one to even greater heights of performance than before.

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