Beyond The Lighted Stage

I. The Suburbs
II. Finding Our Way
III. The New Guy
IV. Assuming Control
V. Terminally Unhip
VI. Drinking The Milk Of Paradise
VII. Making Modern Music
VIII. The Gilded Cage
IX. New World Men
X. The Yoda Of Drums
XI. Ghost Rider
XII. The Return
XIII. Revenge Of The Nerds
End Credits

Bonus Features
1. Being Bullied and The Search for The First Gig
2. Reflections on the album Hemispheres
3. Presto and Roll The Bones Rap
4. The RUSH Fashion
5. Hobbies on the Road
6. RUSH Trekkies
7. Pre Gig Warm-Up
8. "Best I Can" - with John Rutsey (Laura Secord SS Spring 1974)
9. "Working Man" - with John Rutsey (Laura Secord SS Spring 1974)
10. "La Villa Strangiato" - Live at Pinkpop Festival in Holland from 1979 (first time this epic song was captured on video)
11. "Between The Sun and Moon" - Hartford, CT (from the band's first show back after hiatus in 2002)
12. Dinner with RUSH at a Hunting Lodge
13. "Far Cry" live - from the 'Snakes & Arrows' DVD
14. "Entre Nous" live - from the 'Snakes & Arrows' DVD
15. "Bravado" - rare live version - previously only available on the 'R30' Blu-ray version
16. "YYZ" - rare live version - previously only available on the 'R30' Blu-ray version


Rush is one of rock's most influential bands. Ranked third in consecutive gold or platinum albums after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the band enjoys a devoted following by legions around the world and is revered by generations of musicians. Yet, their incredible success story has, up to this point, remained largely untold. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with some of today's most respected rock artitsts, Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage explores the forty-year career and phenomenon behind what could be the world's biggest cult band.


FROM THE DIRECTORS:

Growing up in Toronto, Rush was a major part of my upbringing. They played my sister's high school, my older brother had their logo stenciled on his bedroom door and while I was reading Narnia books I could hear Fly By Night being played on the living room stereo.

The bulk of rock 'n' roll mythology is built on stories from London and New York and I felt that it was time to explore a story that was closer to home. I wanted to add a chapter to rock history that is uniquely Canadian. After all Rush is Canada's biggest rock band and after 40 years - love them or not- you have to respect them.
- Scot McFadyen

Rush's music has always been a huge part of my life. As a teenage musician growing up in Victoria, BC, I sat in my bedroom for hours slaving over Geddy Lee's bass lines and obsessing over the lyrics on Farewell To Kings and Hemispheres. They were like no other band.

But as a documentary filmmaker, I've realized that Rush's impact is global. Rock and heavy metal fans around the world admire Rush for their artistic integrity and dedication to their craft. I discovered that they are one of Canada's great ambassadors and deserved a film all their own.
-Sam Dunn


Rush Management: RAY DANNIELS, SRO MANAGEMENT INC, TORONTO

Production Sound Mixer: KEVIN MacKENZIE
Additional Filming: ANDREW MacNAUGHTAN, JOHN CHOI
Camero Assistant: FRANK SHORTT
On line Edilor, Post Production and Technical Supervisor: ANDREW KOWALCHUK
Title Design and Motion Graphics: DEREK TOKAR
Assistant Editor: MARY JURIC
Story Consultant: RALPH CHAPMAN
Researchers: MARTIN POPOFF, LISA LADOUCEUR
Production & Post Production Coordinators: HELEN SWINDELLS, EMMA SANDERS
Producer Assistant: DAVID PATIENDEN
Artist Liaison: MEGHAN SYMSYK
Transcription by: MARY JURIC, MARTIN POPOFF, TRANSCRIPT DIVAS Inc.
Archivist: ANNA LECOCHE
Post Production Accountant: PATRICIA AGUIRRE
Audio Facility: TATIERSALL SOUND AND PIGURE, TORONTO
Re-Recording Mixer: LOU SOLAKOFSKI
Re-Recording Assistants: MANDY LEY, JOE MORROW
Sound FX and Music Editor: DAVE ROSE, ANDREW WRIGHT
Dialogue Editors: STEPHEN BARDEN
Post Production Services by: DELUXE POST PRODUCTION TORONTO
Online Editor: PIETRO GALLO
Colourist: JOANNA ROURKE
Project Manager for Deluxe: KIM AITCHISON
Special Thanks to: MARK BRANCH AND NICK IANNELLI

Legal Counsel: DAVID STEINBERG for HEENAN BLAIKIE
Auditors: JIMMY YE of KUDLOW McCANN
Interim Financing: AVER MEDIA
Travel Agent: K. WALSH & ASSOCIATES TRAVEL SERVICES

DVD & Blu Ray Authoring & Menu Design: JUICE PRODUCTIONS, TORONTO
Director of Client Services: ROBIN COE
Senior Designer: STEVE BUCK
Project Coordinutor: NICOLE HATCH
Booklet Design & Layout: DEREK TOKAR

Photos Courtesy of: DON CAMPBELL, BRUCE COLE, FIN COSTELLO, CHRIS IRWIN, YOUSUF KARSH, ANDREW MacNAUGHTAN, SRO MANAGEMENT INC.


1 1/2 Hours of Bonus Features & Deleted Scenes Including

  • Full-length, never-before-seen performances of:
    "Working Man" and "Best I Can" with original drummer John Rutsey from 1974
    "La Villa Strangiato" from the 1979 Pinkpop Festival in Holland
    "Between The Sun And Moon" from the band's first show back after hiatus in Hartford, CT in 2002
  • Live performances of "Far Cry" and "Entre Nous" from the Snakes and Arrows tour & "Bravado" and "YYZ" from the R30 tour
  • Pre Gig Warm-Up
  • Reflections from the Band on Hemispheres
  • Dinner with the Band at a hunting Lodge and MUCH MUCH more!

© 2010 Rush Doc Films, Inc., under exclusive license in the U.S. to Zoe Vision, a division of Rounder Records.

Miscellaneous

In Their Own Words

"Going by the respect I get on the street, from what I've seen of the reviews and the renewed interest in the band I'd have to say that the film has been a huge positive for Rush...We don't really like the intrusion into our private lives.  There's something to be said for being an underground band or a cult act. At the same time we're reaching so many more people with music we're very proud of." - Alex Lifeson, JournalLive.co.uk, May 4, 2011

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