The revolutionary live film screens at Sundance
U2’s new concert film, ‘U2 3D’, has screened at the Sundance Film Festival, with the band in attendance viewing the completed project for the first time.
The movie, which viewers must watch with special glasses to appreciate the 3D effects, was captured on the band’s South American Vertigo tour in 2005 and 2006.
Reaction to the film from the band was positive, with The Edge saying: “I was really hoping we weren’t crap after all these years. Luckily we weren’t.”
Bono was visibly impressed by the fervour of the South American crowds, paying tribute to them by telling the Associated Press: “When people are screaming and roaring and shouting, the humbling thing is to realise it’s not really for the band on the stage. It’s for their connection with the songs. A song just can own you.”
However, the frontman seemed to have some reservations about the 3D medium, complaining: “It’s kind of horrific. It’s bad enough on a small screen. Now you gets to see the lard arse 40 foot tall.”
‘U2 3D’, the first live action film ever shot and produced entirely in 3D, will only be screened in 3D cinemas and is not likely to see a DVD release after its main cinema release on February 15.
The songs performed in the film are:
“New Year’s Day”
“Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own”
“Love and Peace or Else”
“Sunday Bloody Sunday”
“Bullet the Blue Sky”
“Miss Sarajevo” / Reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
“Pride (In the Name of Love)”
“Where the Streets Have No Name”
“With Or Without You”