March 4, 2011
■ The Union to Open the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Short Film News (SFN)- The Union, a documentary about the making of Elton John's most recent album, will launch the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off April 20th in New York City.
In 2009, Elton John teamed up with his longtime idol Russell to make an album called The Union, produced by the legendary T-Bone Burnett. Director Cameron Crowe —himself an avid music fan, having explored the musician’s life in such classics as Almost Famous and Singles—decided to film their collaborative process, from writing through recording.
The result is a documentary of the same name, the world premiere of which will be shown as the opening night film on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
"I'm absolutely thrilled that the documentary about "The Union" will premiere opening night at the Tribeca Film Festival,” said Elton John.