New Yorkers give Rush documentary audience award
Who could have known that the story of three nerds from Willowdale and Port Dalhousie would make for such an epic documentary? Well, we should have. After all, Anvil‘s tale of lifelong devotion to music, metal and making it won hearts the world over. And now the story of legendary CanRock band Rush is doing the same. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which debuted at the Tribeca film festival on April 24 (it had its Toronto premiere at Hot Docs last Thursday), snagged the audience award in New York last night. Directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn (also responsible for Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Global Metal and Iron Maiden: Flight 666) will collect $25,000 for the honour, which proves that all you need to make it in the States is a film about Ayn Rand-spouting, wine-loving rockers. Easy.