The Stone Roses: Made of Stone

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone
Director: Shane Meadows

United Kingdom, Music, documentary, 2013, 97 min, english with lithuanian subtitles, N-16

Appearing frequently onscreen, Meadows gushingly enthuses about his adoration of “The Stone Roses“, a rock ensemble whose core members — mouthy but charismatic lead singer Ian Brown and too-cool-for-school lead guitarist John Squire. Archival footage skillfully illustrates the backstory with enough clarity to inform the uninitiated while providing enough rare snippets to excite aficionados. The film’s original footage covers a period from 2011, when they announced their reunion at a press conference, to their triumphant 2012 outdoor concert at Heaton Park, where 75,000 fans gathered. Meadows and his crew observe the band rehearsing, playing at a warm-up concert in Warrington that sells out in hours, and going on a rocky tour of Europe.

About the director:

A rising star of British cinema, Shane Meadows is an English film director, screenwriter and occasional actor from Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England. He started off in Uttoxeter making short films with his friends and family, but they remained largely unseen. However, after one short was given a run in the local cinema, it soon became popular throughout the town. Director  has a relaxed directing style, encouraging the actors to ad lib in order to create a better sense of reality. Much of the content of his films are semi - autobiographical and based on his experiences in Uttoxeter.
Meadows enrolled on a Performing Arts course at Burton College, where he first met friend and future collaborator Paddy Considine. Amongst other things, they formed the band “She Talks To Angels” with Meadows as vocalist.

Section: Music Moves the World

Screenplay: Nik Fackler

Dir. of Photography: Laurie Rose

Music: Tin Drum Music

Cast: Ian Brown, Gary Mounfield, John Squire, Alan Wren, Shane Meadows