Ronnie Wood Documentary Will Be Out Next Month.
Mike Figgis who made the film is the esteemed director of the Academy Award-winning film Leaving Las Vegas (1995) has form in blues music documentary. He recorded Van Morrison and Tom Jones revisiting their blues roots in a previous documentary about the 1960s British blues scene.
This Mike Figgis-directed documentary film get sup close and personal with iconic Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.
The film begins the fascinating story of well over 50 years in music in north London, where he learned about music from listening to the records of his older brothers. He came to prominence in the late 1960s as guitarist with the Jeff Beck group, before joining The Faces, who were fronted by Rod Stewart before he replaced Mick Taylor in The Rolling Stones 40 years ago.
The film concentrates on Wood’s thriving career as artist painting and music, and in it he is ‘accompanied by friends’ Damian Hirst, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Imelda May and the aforementioned Rod Stewart. The film includes fresh interviews with Richards, Jagger, Stewart, with Charlie Watts and Wood himself.
The film also details the many addiction issues which Wood had to deal with, notably alcoholism. “If you’re talking to a sober person, you’re talking to the real person,” his wife Sally says in the trailer. “I prefer the real person.”
“I was in the hands of destiny all my life,” Wood says in the trailer to the new film, “and being in the right place at the right time.”