Do you like the White Stripes? Did you see them play in the basement of JR’s on 9/11/2001? Do you want to watch their new documentary on Sunday for free?
If you answered yes to any one of the three above questions, you’ll probably be interested to know that there’s a screening of the new White Stripes documentary “Under Great White Northern Lights” this Sunday from 6-9 p.m. at Greenhouse Grille.
The film, directed by Emmett Malloy, features on and off-stage footage of the White Stripes during their 2007 tour of Canada, after the release of their sixth album “Icky Thump.” For the tour, the band planned to play a show in every province and territory in Canada.
“We wanted to play out of the way towns that don’t usually get shows,” White Stripes frontman Jack White said of the Canadian tour.
The White Stripes released the documentary on Tuesday along with a box set including a DVD of their 10th anniversary show in Nova Scotia, a double LP/CD of 16 live tracks, and a 7″ on red vinyl.
Across the country, select bars, venues, and a few private residences are showing the documentary. Locally, Greenhouse Grille, someone’s house in Rogers, and Eureka Springs High School have shown or are showing the film.
Greenhouse Grille is typically closed on Sunday night, but they’re opening the bar and pulling out a movie screen and their Bose speakers for the screening.