London—Jun 24, 2013
More2screen to Distribute First Authorised Morrissey Film for Nine Years To Cinemas Worldwide
More2Screen has been appointed by Eagle Rock Entertainment to distribute legacy concert film, Morrissey 25: Live, to cinemas worldwide (ex. North America) from August 2013. Filmed live during Morrissey’s most intimate gig in decades at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on 2 March 2013, this is the first authorised Morrissey film for nine years and marks 25 years of the solo career of one of the world’s most iconic and enigmatic performers.
The film opens with fans talking about their unwavering devotion to the singer and the unique appeal of this unusual venue – a striking contrast to the sold out arena concert at the Staples Center on the previous night. Tickets to the concert in the 1,800-seater school auditorium were sold out in 12 seconds and this now legendary concert became Morrissey’s penultimate performance on the US Tour. Featuring many classic tracks from the artist’s prolific repertoire including Meat Is Murder, Everyday Is Like Sunday,Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want and The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, Morrissey 25: Live is an unmissable cinema event for fans worldwide.
Christine Costello, Managing Director, More2Screen comments: "This is our fifth distribution project with Eagle Rock Entertainment and we’re delighted to continue our partnership with Morrissey 25: Live, a powerful and mesmerising music concert film that captures the incredible stage presence of Morrissey and the continued passionate adoration of his devoted fans. High-calibre music content has made a significant contribution to ensuring the international focus of our business and we know our cinema partners worldwide will be keen to programme this latest music release.”
Peter Worsley, Managing Director of Digital and Production at Eagle Rock Entertainment says of the collaboration with More2Screen: “Our partnership with More2Screen has developed over a series of highly successful worldwide theatrical releases and we’re looking forward to working with the team once again to take this seminal Morrissey film to his fans across the globe.”