Davis Guggenheim’s making-of-the-album docu “From the Sky Down” takes an enjoyably novel approach to rock stars known for their fine-tuned products, focusing on the awkwardly embryonic growth of artistic and interpersonal elements that resulted in a classic disc” -Variety
It is, quite simply, one of the most transcendent close-up looks at the process of creating rock & roll I’ve ever seen.
IMAGINE SCREEN “FROM THE SKY DOWN” BBC ONE
Early in 2011, U2 returned to Hansa Studio in Berlin to discuss the making of Achtung Baby. From The Sky Down, is a new documentary film directed by Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim (It Might Get Loud, Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth).
Due to be screened as part of the BBC’s Imagine Series across the UK on Sunday 9th October, 2011 – From The Sky Down was the first ever documentary film to open the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.
Twenty years after the release of U2’s Achtung Baby (1991), Davis Guggenheim charts the path toward this groundbreaking album. Guggenheim uses animation and unseen footage from Berlin and Dublin alongside conversation to reveal what is now a key chapter in U2’s career.
“In the terrain of rock bands – implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction… this band has endured and thrived. From The Sky Down asks the question why.” Davis Guggenheim
View trailer below: