Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Trailer

Hot Docs is less than a week away now, and we just got a hold of the official trailer for one of the opening night films, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage. From directors Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen (Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Global Metal), I think it’s safe to assume that this will be the definitive look behind Canada’s legendary prog rock pioneers. They may not have a reputation as the coolest band in the world, but other musicians have always worshiped them, and the trailer clearly shows that there will be no shortage of big name rock stars talking about how influential they are. I just hope there are also some great stories about their formation and the evolution of the band throughout the decades to go with it. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage premieres on Thursday night at 9:30 pm at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto.