Jean-Luc Godard’s 1968 movie Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One), which was based around the recording of the classic Rolling Stones song, will be re-released to mark its 50th anniversary. ABKCO Films said in a statement that “Sympathy for the Devil alternates between reflections on contemporary politics and social issues of the late 1960s as well as giving the audience an unprecedented view of The Rolling Stones creative process in the recording studio working on what would become one of the band’s defining tracks. The Rolling Stones original line up of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman were joined by Nicky Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg and James Fox in the landmark session that took place at Olympic Sound Studios in London in June 1968.” The 4K restoration will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and via digital channels on Oct. 5. A a celebratory screening will take place at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 7, followed by a series of screenings from Sept. 13-19 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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