Cinema Strangiato is the name of a new film put together by Canadian prog-rock heroes Rush that will screen in theaters for one night only on Wednesday August 21.
Taking its name from the 1978 instrumental composition “La Villa Strangiato,” the film bills itself as “An Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence,” and features a treasure trove of material for fans, ranging from interviews and concert footage to backstage and other candid content from Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.
From its official description:
The Holy Trinity of Rock returns to the big screen on Wednesday, August 21, when the first “Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence” Cinema Strangiato brings Rush fans together in movie theatres worldwide. Featuring R40+, this global fan event will give audiences a special look into some of the best performances from R40 LIVE, including songs such as “Closer to the Heart”, “Subdivisions”, “Tom Sawyer” and more, as well as unreleased backstage moments and candid footage left on the cutting room floor. R40+ also includes unseen soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite “Jacob’s Ladder”, exclusive new interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, violinist Jonathan Dinklage and more. As a special bonus, fans will get a glimpse into the madness and passion that went in to the making of Geddy Lee’s new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass – featuring a brand-new interview from the man himself.
— Rush (@rushtheband) June 20, 2019
For more details, including ticketing information for the theatrical event, visit this link.