The Union (2011 film)

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The Union
The Union (2011 film).jpg
Directed byCameron Crowe
Produced byCameron Crowe
Written byCameron Crowe
Release date
  • April 20, 2011 (2011-04-20)
CountryUnited States

The Union is a 2011 documentary film by Cameron Crowe exploring the creative process of musician Elton John and the making of the 2010 album The Union.


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.[1]

In June 2011, HBO announced it had acquired US TV rights and would begin airing the documentary in January 2012.[2]


  1. ^ Fleming, Mike (2011-03-02). "Tribeca Opens With Cameron Crowe's 'The Union'". Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  2. ^ Mariotti, Greg (2011-06-06). "The Union – Press Release – HBO Debut January 2012!". Retrieved 2011-06-29.

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