What really happened to Brian Jones? The guitarist, credited as being the founder and original “leader” of the Rolling Stones, was found dead in a pool at the age of 27 in 1969, officially due to “death by misadventure,” per the coroner.
But the rumors and myths and conspiracy theories have remained in the decades since, and a new documentary film aims to explore the story of Brian Jones. Titled Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones, the film was directed by Danny Garcia, and it looks to be a rather in-depth exploration of the facts, perspectives and stories at play:
Via a news release:
In the mid-1960s, Brian Jones emerged as ‘the face’ and poster boy of the Bohemian Swingin’ London scene, topping the charts with The Rolling Stones and dating model/actress Anita Pallenberg.
However, his excessive lifestyle and his reputation as ‘ the original bad boy of Rock & Roll’ was to cost him dearly. As the scene descended into the acid ridden year of 1967 so did Brian. Targeted by the authorities and media, he spiraled out of control losing both Anita and the respect of the Stones. Two years later, Brian was found at the bottom of his swimming pool, the verdict: death by misadventure.
During the last 50 years many theories have emerged, claiming that Brian was murdered and that it was covered up at high level, as this film discovers – the evidence for this is extremely compelling.
The film has a series of screenings coming up in various cities in North America, with tickets available via Eventbrite.
Salt Lake City – Brewvies Cinema – January 23rd
Oslo – Oslo Konserthus & Røverstaden – January 24th
Düsseldorf – Atelier – January 25th
NYC – Anthology Film Archives – January 30th
Boston – Regent Theatre – January 30th / February 1st/4th
Santa Ana – The Frida Cinema – February 8th
Seattle – Ark Lodge Cinemas – February 13th
Pittsburgh – Harris Theatre Downtown – February 15th
Sao Paulo – Olga 17 – Feb 15th
Chichester – Cinema at New Park – Feb 21st/24th
Curitiba – Centro Cultural Sistema Fiep – February 22nd
Harrisburg – Moviate – February 23rd
Cleveland – Grog Shop – February 23rd
Gothenburg – Bio Roy – February 24th
Chicago – Music Box Theater – February 26th
Buenos Aires – Strummer – March 12th
Minneapolis – Trylon Cinema – April 8th