Trafalgar Releasing, Anthem Entertainment & Zoë Vision bring ‘holy trinity of rock’ to big screen for one night only to celebrate 40 years of ‘Moving Pictures’
Trafalgar Releasing and Anthem Entertainment announce Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart – are set to return to the big screen as “Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director's Cut” comes to select movie theaters worldwide on Sept. 9.
“Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director's Cut” brings Rush fans together in movie theaters once again – this time to celebrate 40 years of “Moving Pictures.” This global fan event takes an alternate “director’s cut” of the 2019 feature, giving audiences a special look into “R40 LIVE,” with a revamped setlist including new additions of bonus tracks "One Little Victory" and “Red Barchetta,” as well as "Cygnus X-1” / “The Story So Far” featuring Neil's final recorded drum solo masterpiece. Additional favorites include songs such as “Animate,” “Closer to the Heart," "Subdivisions” and “Tom Sawyer," along with backstage moments and candid footage from the cutting room floor. The director’s cut also includes soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite "Jacob's Ladder," exclusive interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, The Trailer Park Boys, violinist Jonathan Dinklage, and more surprises.
Ticketing for “Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut” begins in the U.S. and additional countries today. Tickets will be available for purchase in Canada on Sept. 1. Ticket on-sale dates may vary by country. Visit www.cinemastrangiato.com for ticketing and the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters.
“We are proud to once again bring Rush to big screens worldwide in celebration of 40 years of ‘Moving Pictures,’ ” said Kymberli Frueh, Trafalgar Releasing SVP of content acquisitions. “Rush has such a passionate following and we’re pleased to be able to share so many never-before-seen performances with fans through this new director’s cut of ‘Cinema Strangiato.’ ”
With more than 45 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular. The RIAA has certified Rush for the third most consecutive Gold/Platinum studio albums by a rock band, topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Rush's vast catalogue includes such classics as 1974's self-titled debut, 1976's “2112,” 1981's “Moving Pictures,” 1996's “Test For Echo,” and 2002's “Vapor Trails.”
Rush released their 20th studio album, “Clockwork Angels,” in 2012. The critically acclaimed collection marked their first studio recording since 2007's “Snakes & Arrows,” debuting at No. 1 in Canada and No. 2 on the Billboard 200, which matched the highest chart debut of the band's career.
In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of Juno Awards and multiple Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage,” and the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.
All three band members were made officers of the order of Canada in 1996, received the highest Canadian artistic honor by receiving the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 2012, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Rush celebrated their 40th anniversary with their last large-scale tour, “R40 Live,” which visited 34 cities in North America in the summer of 2015. During that tour, they recorded the two hometown shows in Toronto and later that year released the live audio/concert film, “R40 Live,” which debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart.