The White Stripes Documentary set for Screening in Toronto

February 25, 2010

The White Stripes documentary Under Great White Northern Lights is set to be screened tomorrow, Friday 26 February in Toronto at the Royal cinema in Little Italy.

The film was shot in 2007 during the White Stripes tour across Canada, a tour which saw Jack and Meg White turning up in a lot of destinations far-removed from the usual touring map of major artists. As well as taking them to some towns and cities off the beaten track, there were also surprises appearances at places like cafes as well as a memorable appearance when they turned up on a city bus in Manitoba. Under The Great White Northern Lights - White Stripes documentary film poster

The film made it’s Toronto premiere last year at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Toronto screening will be followed by special midnight screenings at select AMC theatres across the United States on 11 March – details below. Also, the White Stripes are encouraging fans to host their own screenings of the documentary to coincide with the 16 March release date of the Under Great White Northern Lights CD, DVD and box-set. Anyone wishing to host their own White Stripes screening party can find details on the band’s website.

Toronto screenings of Under Great White Northern Lights, at the Royal, 608 College St, Toronto:

Fri Feb 26th @ 9:15pm
Sat Feb 27th @ 9:15pm
Sun Feb 28th @ 4:30pm and 7pm
Mon Mar 1st @ 7pm
Tues Mar 2nd @ 9:30pm
Wed Mar 3rd @ 9pm
Thurs Mar 4th @ 7pm

US screenings at select AMC theatres:
WASHINGTON DC – Hoffman 22
DETROIT – Forum 30
PHILADELPHIA – Neshaminy 24
CHICAGO – River East 21
MINNEAPOLIS – Rosedale 14
LOS ANGELES – Block 30
SAN DIEGO –  Mission Valley 20
SEATTLE – Pacific Place 11
BOSTON – Boston Common 19
NEW JERSEY – Palisades 21
NEW YORK CITY – Empire 25
ATLANTA – Barrett 24

In other White Stripes related news today, Jack White’s wife Karen Elson is set to release her debut album this summer, with the record being produced by Jack and set for release on his label Third Man Records. A free song from the album, “The Ghost Who Walks”, is available for download from Elson’s website, where you can also watch the music video for the song.

Related links:
The White Stripes – Official Website
Karen Elson – Official Website

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One Response to The White Stripes Documentary set for Screening in Toronto

  1. Parker Donham on February 27, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    There is one more Canadian screening before the flood of US “premieres.” In Sydney, Nova Scotia, the Cape Breton Island Film Series will screen THE WHITE STRIPES: UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS Thursday, March 4, at 9:30 p.m., at the Empire Theatres Studio 10, 325 Prince Street, Sydney. It’s part of the East Coast Music Awards celebrations taking place next weekend in Sydney.

    This is quite a coup for the film series, which becomes only the third venue in Canada to screen the movie (after Toronto and Whitehorse). The film’s US debut takes place late next week.

    For details on the screening, see the film series website: or email the film series manager at info[at]

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