Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
|Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage|
|Edited by||Mike Munn|
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage is a 2010 documentary film directed by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn. The film offers an in-depth look at the Canadian progressive rock band Rush, chronicling the band's history and musical evolution. The film made its debut at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, where it earned the 2010 Audience Award. The film was also nominated for Best Long Form Music Video at 53rd Grammy Awards, losing to When You're Strange, a documentary about The Doors. A limited theatrical run began on June 10, 2010 and the film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US and Canada on June 29 of that year.
John Rutsey, the band's original drummer, died in 2008; tape-recorded comments from him are incorporated into the film.
Individuals are listed in alphabetical order.
|Liam Birt||Tour manager|
|Terry Brown||Rush's producer, 1975–1982|
|Peter Collins||Rush's producer, 1985–1987, 1993–1996|
|Ray Danniels||Band manager|
|Donna Halper||Media historian; helped the band get its first recording contract|
|Rupert Hine||Rush's producer, 1989–1991|
|Glen and Betty Peart||Neil Peart's parents|
|Nick Raskulinecz||Rush's producer, 2006–present|
|John Roberts||Fox News Channel anchor, former MuchMusic video jockey|
|Kevin Shirley||Engineer, 1993|
|Howard Ungerleider||Tour lighting designer|
|Mary Weinrib||Geddy Lee's mother|
|Vic Wilson||Former band manager|
|Cliff Burnstein||Q Prime Management|
|Melanija Zivojinovich||Alex Lifeson's mother|
Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage premiered on VH1 on June 26, 2010.
The 2-disc DVD features over 3 hours of video, including a 1.5 hour bonus disc of never-before-seen live performances, special features, and deleted scenes from the film.
- Being Bullied and The Search for the First Gig
- Reflections on the album Hemispheres
- Presto and "Roll The Bones" Rap
- The Rush Fashion
- Hobbies on the Road
- Rush Trekkies
- Pre-Gig Warm-Up
- Best I Can - Live at Laura Secord High School, St. Catharines, Ontario, 1974 (with original drummer John Rutsey; part of Rush's appearance on the TV series Canadian Bandstand)
- Working Man - Same performance as above, also with Rutsey
- La Villa Strangiato - Live at the 1979 Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands (first time this song was captured on video; recording begins at the start of the "A Lerxst in Wonderland" section)
- Between Sun and Moon - Opening night of the 2002 Vapor Trails Tour, Hartford, CT (first live show following the band's hiatus)
- Dinner with Rush at a Hunting Lodge - An extended version of the footage shown during the film's closing credits
- Far Cry - Live in Rotterdam, 2007 (from the Snakes & Arrows Live DVD)
- Entre Nous – Live in Rotterdam, 2007 (from the Snakes & Arrows Live DVD)
- Bravado - Live in Frankfurt, 2004 (previously only available on the R30 Blu-ray version)
- YYZ - Live in Frankfurt, 2004 (previously only available on the R30 Blu-ray version)
Runtime of the film and bonus disc includes over three hours of content.