Keith Richards returned to the Toronto International Film Festival for a second straight year on Friday, joining band mate Ronnie Wood at the premiere of a documentary of their recent Latin America tour that culminated in an historic Cuban concert.
The film ‘The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé! : A Trip Across Latin America’ goes behind the scenes with the veteran rock band as they play across the region for the first time in 10 years, chronicling their engagement with impassioned fans in a range of countries where their music was once banned or stifled.
“It’s strange, maybe that’s some of the attraction,” Richards said on the red carpet ahead of the screening. “I guess that’s what happens when you try to suppress something, certain things become obviously stronger.”
Directed by Paul Dugdale and shot throughout February and March, the film combines footage from concerts in Peru, Colombia, Brazil and elsewhere and interviews with band members, fans, and tour managers as they plan the free Cuba event. (Reuters)