Lambert & Stamp

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Lambert & Stamp
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames D. Cooper
Produced byJames D. Cooper
Douglas Graves
Loretta Harms
Music byThe Who
CinematographyJames D. Cooper
Edited byChristopher Tellefsen
Harms/Cooper, Motorcinema, Inc. Production
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Release date
Running time
120 minutes
CountryUnited States

Lambert & Stamp is a 2014 American documentary film, produced and directed by James D. Cooper.[1][2] The film had its world premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2014.[3][4]

After its premiere at Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics acquired the distribution rights of the film.[5][6] The film later screened at 2014 Sundance London Film Festival on April 18, 2014.[7][8] The film had its theatrical release in United States on April 3, 2015.[9]


The film narrates that how aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, searching a subject for their underground movie, wound up discovering, mentoring and co-managing English rock band The Who.


Lambert & Stamp received positive reviews from critics. Rob Nelson of Variety, said in his review that "James D. Cooper's impeccably directed debut is a definitive screen bio of the Who and its-rock operatic rise."[10] David Rooney in his review for The Hollywood Reporter praised the film by saying that "A wonderfully alive behind-the-music chronicle that rescues two genuine mavericks from the footnotes of rock history."[11]


  1. ^ "Meet 'Lambert & Stamp': The Unlikely Duo That Tamed the Who". Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "Sundance Adds 'Lambert & Stamp' to Documentary Premieres". Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "Sundance 2014: Documentary Premieres". Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Sundance: Who Managers Docu Joins Premieres Lineup". Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sony Pictures Classics Buys The Who Docu 'Lambert & Stamp'". Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  6. ^ "Sony Pictures Classics Joins Together With Who Managers Docu 'Lambert & Stamp'". Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Who documentary 'Lambert & Stamp' added to Sundance lineup". Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  8. ^ "Sundance Adds Documentary About The Who Managers 'Lambert & Stamp'". Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  9. ^ "Lambert & Stamp". Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  10. ^ "Sundance Film Review: 'Lambert & Stamp'". Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Lambert & Stamp: Sundance Review". Retrieved May 7, 2014.

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