The Stone Roses: Made of Stone

(GB, 2013, 97 mins, Blu-ray Disc)
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FEATURING Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary Mounfield

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In 2012, a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band, The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years. With unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage, Made of Stone is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history.

Acclaimed film-maker and unapologetic Roses fan Shane Meadows (This Is England) brings his unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth to the film, capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their much-anticipated reunion, which culminated in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park in front of 220,000 adoring fans.

"Meadows has no agenda; he just loves the Stone Roses, and it’s a great, heartfelt tribute." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"By the time the long, throbbing concert finale begins, there is no doubt that Mr. Brown’s intensity has not faded over the years and that the Stone Roses’ breakup was a serious loss." Anita Gates, New York Times

"Made of Stone is a faithful, fan’s-eye account of the band’s return that also serves as a good primer in their music and their massive influence for the uninitiated." Jessica Kiang, The Playlsit