The White Stripes' upcoming documentary, "The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights," doesn't come out on DVD until March 16, but the Detroit-formed group is giving fans a plenty of opportunities for sneak peeks -- of both the film and a companion live album.
"...Northern Lights" will be screened at midnight on Thursday (March 11) at the AMC Forum 30, 46681 Mound Road, Sterling Heights. Call 586-254-1381 or visit www.amcentertainment/Forum30/. The Emmett Malloy-directed film also screens at 9 p.m. the same day at the Burton Theatre, 3420 Cass Ave., Detroit. Call 313-473-9238 or visit www.burtontheatre.com.
And on Friday (March 12), the same day "...Northern Lights" premieres at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, it begin a 30-day run in the on-demand section of IFC's Direct From SXSW programming on most cable systems.
The film documents the duo's 2007 tour of Canada, during which it augmented its regular concert schedule with matinee shows at non-traditional venues such as a bowling alley, a boat and a city bus. The tour also included a 10th anniversary show in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
In addition to the DVD, the White Stripes will also be releasing an additional DVD of the anniversary show and a live album. A limited edition box set include all of those plus a hardcover photo book and a silk screen print. The live album is currently streaming as part of NPR.org's All Songs Considered First Listen series at www.npr.org/music.
More information is available at www.whitestripes.com.