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In 2007 the legendary American duo White Stripes toured Canada. Besides playing the usual venues they challenged themselves and played in buses, cafés and for Indian tribal elders. Music video director Emmett Malloy followed the band and managed to capture both the special tour, extraordinary concert versions of the band's minimalist, raw, blues-inspired rock songs and the special relationship between the extroverted Jack White and the introspective Meg White - a formerly married couple who for a long time claimed to be siblings. The film makes striking use of the band's concert colors: red, white and black. Written by
Göteborg International Film Festival
Interesting only if, like me, you're a White Stripes fan. And then, even, not great. Doesn't really give any great background info on the band, or allow you to feel what their lives are like.
The music is good, what there is, but that is flawed in its editing. Sometimes we only get snippets of songs tacked together. And entire concert (like they did in Under Blackpool Lights) would have been great, but would have taken up the entire movie.
Probably the most interesting aspect of the film is as a travelogue of their Canadian tour. The towns they visit are often quaint and historic and the scenery quite beautiful.
Worth a watch, but don't expect too much.
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