added: Thu, Jan 31st '13
Do we really need another epic-long rock n' roll documentary? Well, if it's about The Eagles, then the answer is abso-FREAKIN'-lutely!
Shortly after premiering a week ago at the Sundance Film Festival, "History of the Eagles" -- the latest documentary from director Alison Ellwood (Magic Trip), which offers an unprecedented and thorough look at one of America's most successful rock bands -- was quickly picked up by the premium cable channel Showtime. The three-hour long film features a batch of new interviews with band members, concert footage and never-before-seen archival material. It will also be broken down into two parts -- with having Part One charting the band during their rise in the 70s and their split in the 80s, and Part Two exploring the band's history-making reunion in the late 80s and 90s.
Showtime is planning to premiere "History of the Eagles" on two nights starting with Part One (two hours long) airing on Friday, February 15th, followed by Part Two (one hour long) on the next day on Saturday, February 16th. This looks like a must-see for even the novice fan. Check out the trailer above, to get a taste of what's in store.
Granting unprecedented access, the iconic rock band partnered with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) to produce and Alison Ellwood (Magic Trip) to direct this inside look into the history of the band and the legacy of its music.
directed by Alison Ellwood
starring Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit
release date February 15-16, 2013 (Exclusively on Showtime)