Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger have two film collaborations coming up, but the first — the concert documentary Shine a Light, for which Scorsese used sixteen 35mm cameras
and one Genesis Hi Def camera to shoot more than 500,000 feet of live performance footage — will kick off
the 58th annual Berlin International Film Festival on February 7, with Scorsese and The Rolling Stones in
Pieced together from two concerts at the Beacon
Theatre on October 29 and November 1, 2006, Shine a Light includes special guest appearances by Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy and Jack White, and will open domestically from Paramount Classics on April 4. Its trailer, meanwhile, is an effective piece of hip-shaking solicitation — energetic, crisply photographed and even inclusive of a few sly digs at the tension between the Stones’ freewheeling style and Scorsese’s penchant for meticulous planning. Interesting, though, the seeming room-tone brightness of the light, seemingly copped from the opening of U2’s Elevation tour. For more information on the movie, click here.