Published Feb 25, 2010There's been a lot of talk about the White Stripes' documentary Under the Great White Lights since it was first filmed in 2007. The film, which follows the band as they travel through every province and territory of Canada, has received rave reviews across the board. Ironically, it's been nearly impossible for any Canadians to see it. Fortunately, that's all about to change.
The band have just announced that Under the Great White Northern Lights will be getting a limited theatrical run in certain Canadian cities, along with some U.S. ones, in March. The Canadian cities selected for screenings include Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Halifax and Sydney, NS, among others. The full and rather long schedule, including the U.S. stops, is available here.
If your city isn't listed in the sked, the White Stripes understand your frustration. That's why they've also made it possible for you to host your own screening. As long as you can provide a projector, a DVD player and a large, indoor room, they'll let you purchase a screening package. The details are available here.
Of course, if you're one of the few people left in the world with an ounce of patience, you could just wait until the DVD comes out in its nifty box set form on March 16.