15 November 2012 6:12 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Rolling Stones have long been magnets for filmmakers. Not just any filmmakers, mind you -- we’re talking about some of the greatest the world has ever seen: Jean-Luc Godard ("Sympathy For The Devil"), Martin Scorsese ("Shine a Light"), the Maysles brothers ("Gimme Shelter") and Hal Ashby ("Let’s Spend The Night Together") have all made works that featured the group to one degree or another. ("Sympathy For The Devil," a Godard film that was really about Mao and Marxism, being very much the "another.") Yet even Godard’s camera, so infatuated with images of class struggle and a proletarian revolution, couldn’t help but become mesmerized with the Stones. Why? With Brett Morgen’s HBO Stones doc "Crossfire Hurricane" debuting Thursday, November 15th, and Peter Whitehead’s verité 1965 tour doc "Charlie Is My Darling" having gotten its broadcast premiere on November...

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