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From the Sky Down

United Kingdom / United States 2011, 90 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

On the 20th anniversary of U2’s innovative album Achtung Baby, Oscar winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) recreates in detail the making of the album and the circumstances that led to its recording. Guggenheim, Bono, Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton return to Berlin, where the album was recorded at the time of the fall of the Berlin wall. He discovers that behind the success story laid a creative crisis. Rare materials from recording sessions and interviews with the band and legendary producer Brian Eno reveal a vulnerable and not so well known aspect of one of the world’s most successful bands. A desperate search for a new direction culminated in a historic album with an unprecedented fusion of rock and electronic music.

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Production: Paul Mcguinness, Ted Skillman, Belisa Balaban, Davis Guggenheim, Brian Celler
Production Company: Documentary Partners
Editing: Jay Cassidy, Geraud Brisson
Cinematography: Erich Roland
Soundtrack: Skip Lievsay
Music: Michael Brook
Print Source: Avi Maor - Helicon (avi@helicon.co.il)Director CV
  • Wed 9/5 21:00, Tel Aviv Port
    Movie + DJFree entrance!
  • Fri 11/5 18:30, Cinemateque 4
Davis Guggenheim was born in St. Louis, grew up in Washington, D.C., and studied American his­tory at Brown University before moving to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking. In addition to directing episodes of television series such as NYPD Blue, 24 and Deadwood, he has directed the feature films Gossip (00) and Gracie (07). His previous documentaries include the Peabody Award–winning The First Year (01), the Academy Award®–winning An Inconvenient Truth (06) and A Mother’s Promise (08). His documentaries It Might Get Loud (08), Waiting for “Superman” (10) screened at the Festival. From the Sky Down (11) is his latest.

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