"Rock and roll, drugs, and sex, in that order!" Anita Pallenberg, famous ex of Rolling Stone Keith Richards, describing life in the South of France in 1972.
At the end of the 60's the Rolling Stones were at a turning point: hounded by the press, battling drug busts, and facing possible financial ruin. The band threw down the gauntlet and decamped to the south of France to begin the most arduous recording sessions of their entire careers for an album that, in time, came to be regarded as one of the greatest rock and roll albums ever made; "Exile on Main St."
Featuring a treasure-trove of rare and never-before-seen film (including Robert Frank's "Cocksucker Blues" outtakes) and photos (from Dominique Tarle, Jim Marshall & Ethan Russell), new interviews with the band and some of the men and women who bore witness to the album's creation, STONES IN EXILE is a heady time-travel trip back to the summer of 1972 that bears witness to a vivid moment in rock and roll history.
Executive Producers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts
Producers: John Battsek & Victoria Pearman
Director: Stephen Kijak
Editor: Ben Stark
Director of Photography: Grant Gee
Co-executive producers: Jane Rose, Joyce Smyth, Sherry Daly
Executive Producer for Passion Pictures: Andrew Ruhemann
Co-producer: George Chignell
A Passion Pictures/M Street Production
World Premiere — May 2010
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