Elton John Documentary to Open Tribeca Film Festival

'The Union' will premiere April 20 at the North Cove at the World Financial Plaza.

Posted by billd on Mon Mar 7, 2011

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Cameron Crowe's new documentary film "The Union," which captures the making of the Elton John-Leon Russell album of the same title, will kick off the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

The documentary promises an inside look at John's creative life, and will feature appearances by producer T-Bone Burnett, lyricist Taupin, Neil Young, Brian Wilson, organist Booker T. Jones, steel guitarist Robert Randolph Stevie Nicks and Don Was. "The Union" is being described as "an extremely candid portrait of one of the world’s most treasured artists and performers, and his extraordinary journey of the heart – one that sent him to powerfully reclaim and reinvigorate the life and musical career of Russell...it is a captivating and exhilarating real-life experience of musical creation and generosity."

"The Union" will premiere April 20 at the North Cove at the World Financial Plaza, with John offering a free concert following the outdoor screening the the film that evening. The Tribeca Film Festival is scheduled to run through May 1.

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