“Roger Waters The Wall” doc to go global in September

Distributor Picturehouse Entertainment and promoter Fathom Events are planning a global event screening for Rogers Waters The Wall on September 29.
April 16, 2015

UK distributor Picturehouse Entertainment and event promoter Fathom Events have acquired the international and U.S. rights respectively to Roger Waters The Wall (pictured).

The documentary, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, follows the former Pink Floyd member on his 2010-2013 “The Wall Live” concert tour while exploring the elaborate show’s themes of war and loss. It was written and directed by Sean Evans and Waters.

The film, along with an “in conversation” with Waters, will screen in cinemas worldwide at 7:30 p.m. (local time) on September 29. Tickets will go on sale this summer.

In a statement, the distributor billed the 4K-shot film as part concert doc, part road movie about “Waters’ reckoning with the past and… a stirring anti-war film, highlighting the human cost of conflict.”

“We were a big family on the road, 189 of us, give or take the odd Snoozy Walrus,” Waters said in a statement. “We were happy by and large and I am really happy to welcome everyone at Fathom and Picturehouse aboard.  I know, I know, mixing metaphors. Where was I? Oh yeah, with your help, this coming 29th September will be the perfect way to remember, not just our loved ones, but the other guys’ loved ones, fallen, living, and as yet unborn.”

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