Roger Waters to Premiere 'The Wall' Concert Film at TIFF
Published Aug 19, 2014A few years ago, we caught wind that Roger Waters was filming his performances of Pink Floyd's The Wall for a possible DVD. Now, finally, we have confirmation that the concert film is coming. Roger Waters: The Wall will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The flick was filmed between 2010 and 2013. In that time, Waters staged a massive production of The Wall, performing 219 shows and grossing close to half a billion dollars. Not only does the film document those shows, a description notes that it also "[illuminates] the music's themes of war and loss as it follows Waters on a personally revealing road trip."
It adds: "This immersive experience of Waters's The Wall Live tour, shot in three cities across two continents, is a rib-rattling, sonically stupendous piece of filmmaking. With its 500-foot set, which is gradually built throughout the show into the famed wall, the ambitious and immensely successful concert production features one of the most iconic pieces of extended imagination that rock 'n' roll ever produced, and will remind many of the sheer ambition and scope of music in the 1970s, the era in which it was first created."
The film is credited to Waters himself, along with creative director Sean Evans.
Presumably, Roger Waters: The Wall will be released more widely on DVD and other formats, but currently we don't know of anything beyond the TIFF premiere, which you can learn more about here.
As successful as the tour was, it wasn't without its controversies, including accusations of anti-semitism and the defacement of an Elliott Smith memorial. Now that the trip is over, Waters has been working on a new solo album.