Title: Stones in Exile
Synopsis: It's spring 1971 all over again in director Stephen Kijak's nostalgic documentary that chronicles the creation of one of the greatest rock albums ever recorded: "Exile on Main Street" by the Rolling Stones. Highlights include interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, and clips from the infamous, unreleased 1972 documentary filmed during the band's tour in support of the album. (Synopsis via Netflix)
- This documentary is a collage of footage, photos and sound bites. It's not your typical "talking head" interspersed with footage.
- The movie pulls you in and makes you wish you were in that dank basement in the south of France sweating it out with them.
- The footage is not polished. There's a lot of shaky home movies and fast cutting. Either you'll like it or you won't. However, it definitely felt emblematic of the time and place. It was chaos.