Showtime’s U2 Documentary “From The Sky Down” Debuts At The Toronto Film Festival

Showtime's "From The Sky Down" Featuring U2

From Left to Right: David Nevins, Bono, The Edge, director Davis Guggenheim.

The Toronto Film Festival kicked off this past weekend and one of the films to open up the annual festival was Showtime’s upcoming documentary, From The Sky Down, which chronicles the making of the timeless U2 classic album, Achtung Baby.

Originally released in 1991, Achtung Baby is most known for containing notable U2 tracks such as “Mysterious Ways,” “Until The End of the World,” and the universally and critically acclaimed “One,” which has gone on to be used as a theme song for many causes from AIDS Awareness to social injustice. What most U2 fans, or rather average ones, don’t know is the drama that went on behind the scenes during the creation of the album. Achtung Baby also marked the beginning of U2’s famous ZooTV tour that lasted for three years and led into the group’s follow-up album Zooropa.

From acclaimed director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), From the Sky Down features U2’s creative process in making Achtung Baby the album we have all come to love and adore today. To mark the album’s 20th anniversary, Guggenheim and U2 returned to Berlin’s Hansa Studios, the place where the magic originally happened back in October 1990, where the band rehearsed for this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The documentary will air on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 @8/9c only on Showtime. The following Monday will see the 20th Anniversary release of five reissue releases, each with their own individual lists of goodies. From The Sky Down itself will be included in one of those reissue sets. A separate release is expected to drop later and will be available for both DVD and Blu-ray formats.

For the premiere, U2 band members Bono and The Edge took time out for a photo with Showtime President of Entertainment David Nevins and Guggenheim on the red carpet. In my book, all four men are lucky to be in the company of each other.



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