The Union (2011 film)
|Directed by||Cameron Crowe|
|Produced by||Cameron Crowe|
|Written by||Cameron Crowe|
In November 2009, filmmaker Cameron Crowe began filming a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the album The Union, a collaboration between musicians Elton John and Leon Russell, who hadn't spoken to one another in 38 years prior to beginning work on the album. In addition, the documentary offers a rare glimpse into the process John goes through to create and compose his music.
Featured in the film are musicians Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Booker T. Jones, steel guitarist Robert Randolph, Don Was and a 10-piece gospel choir who all contribute to the album, which is produced by award-winning producer T-Bone Burnett. Musician Stevie Nicks and John's long-time lyricist Bernie Taupin also appear.
On March 2, 2011, the documentary was announced to open the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.
- Fleming, Mike (2011-03-02). "Tribeca Opens With Cameron Crowe's 'The Union'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- Mariotti, Greg (2011-06-06). "The Union – Press Release – HBO Debut January 2012!". TheUncool.com. Retrieved 2011-06-29.