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Led Zeppelin documentary added to Venice Film Fest

Becoming Led Zeppelin, a new documentary about legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, has been added to the lineup of the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The film comes from director Bernard ...
August 3, 2021

Becoming Led Zeppelin, a new documentary about legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, has been added to the lineup of the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

The film comes from director Bernard MacMahon (American Epic), and was produced and co-written by Allison McGourty. It tells the story of Led Zeppelin’s formative years, focusing on the individual members in the 1960s British music scene and follows them through the creation of the band and its eventual world-conquering run in 1970. Becoming Led Zeppelin features interviews with band members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Robert Plant.

“With Becoming Led Zeppelin my goal was to make a documentary that looks and feels like a musical. I wanted to weave together the four diverse stories of the band members before and after they formed their group with large sections of their story advanced using only music and imagery and to contextualize the music with the locations where it was created and the world events that inspired it,” said MacMahon in a release.

Photo by Dick Barnatt – Getty Images

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