March 10, 2011 -- Continuing to push the boundaries of what digital cinema can deliver at the local multiplex, Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has teamed with Exclusive Media Group, RCA Records and Spitfire Pictures to bring the yet to be released music documentary "FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH," followed by a live concert from the band, to over 80 theatres across the U.S. for one night only on April 5th. The live performance, broadcast directly into theatres, will feature the Foo Fighters playing their upcoming album "Wasting Light" front to back a week in advance of the album's street date of April 12th.
Following the theatrical broadcast, the documentary will air as a VH1 Rock Doc on VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia on April 8th at 10PM ET/PT.
Produced by Nigel Sinclair ("No Direction Home: Bob Dylan", "Amazing Journey the Story of the Who", "The Last Play at Shea") of Exclusive Media's Spitfire Pictures, the documentary chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana's drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Sinclair is also the CEO and co-chairman of Exclusive Media Group. Executive Producers are Jeanne Elfant Festa, Glen Zipper, Michele Farinola, John Silva, Gaby Skolnek, John Cutcliffe, Alex Brunner and Chris Miller.
Oscar® and Emmy® winner James Moll produced and directed the documentary film which culminates with the making of the new album: a process in which the band pushed itself forward by going fully back to basics and recording in Grohl's garage completely on analog tape. No computers, no software - just a band recording an album to tape in a garage. The new record also marks the Foos' first full-length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, with whom Grohl worked on Nirvana's classic album Nevermind. Former Nirvana member Krist Novoselic will also return along with other surprise guest artists.
The theatres presenting "FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH" will be announced in the coming days at www.cinedigm.com/foofighters.
The film was co-financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records and produced by Spitfire Pictures in association with Allentown Productions. VH1 and Sony Music Entertainment acquired domestic and international television rights respectively.