The curious tale of Lou Reed's 1973 album, BERLIN, is worthy of a documentary in itself. Its trajectory from critical and commercial failure to one of the most highly regarded records in his canon has vindicated Reed's vision for the album. This concert film was shot 33 years after the former Velvet Underground frontman unleashed BERLIN on the world. A remarkable critical volte-face has occurred in the intervening years, although Reed has rarely performed material from the album. Director Julian Schnabel (THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY) headed to St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, at the tail end of 2006 to shoot this document of BERLIN's live resurrection. The film is culled from a five-night stint at the venue in which Reed, and a host of guest performers, brought the album back to life.
Interview with Lou Reed, Trailer
Release Date: 27 October 2008
Certificate: tba - To Be Announced
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English