Every Friday, Fandor’s curators serve up a newly available film worthy of special attention. This week’s Featured Release is the documentary Made of Stone directed by Shane Meadows.
“Warm and energetic, Shane Meadows’s love letter to The Stone Roses may be his best film so far.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Everyone has a favorite band from their youth—a musical group or rocker who you’d obsess over, whose album you’d listen to over and over and whose concert you’d wait in line for hours and hours in the rain to score tickets to. And then they broke up and broke your heart in the process. For filmmaker Shane Meadows, that band is The Stone Roses. Straight out of Manchester, The Stone Roses caused a stir with their beloved, self-titled debut album. But their reign as the hottest thing in alternative rock would be short lived—their second album was a flop and the band disbanded soon afterward. Made of Stone, our Featured Release this week, is a loving tribute to the seminal British rock band, chronicling their surprise, hysteria-inducing reunion tour 15 years after they broke up. Click here to watch a preview and add to your queue.
On Keyframe, Dennis Harvey takes a closer look at Made of Stone and the band’s legacy, finding that “not-giving-an-eff is intrinsic to what made the band monumental”:
I Wanna Be Adored (March 7, 2014)
Brian Eno: The Man Who Fell to Earth (2011) directed by Ed Haynes