Showing posts with label FILM FESTIVAL: Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams Documentary. Show all posts
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"From our Tribe to yours"... Stevie Nicks letter to her Brisbane fans

Letter provided by Rodney Ward
My Dearest Friends,

I am so so excited for you to see my little film.  It is, to say the least, the diamond in my very long career.  To be able to invite you into my house for a year never seemed to be very possible but as the days flew by, that is exactly what happened. We started in Feb. 2010 and finished in Feb. 2011.  Moments like this just don't come along very often (if ever) so I feel very lucky that the harmonic convergence of the stars happened for Dave and I and all the crazy people who were involved.  I hope you love it as much as we do.

From our Tribe to yours

Stevie Nicks & Dave Stewart

This letter from Stevie and Dave was given to everyone attending the In Your Dreams film premiere in Brisbane tonight (Nov 13th).  Stevie was initially scheduled to attend the premiere which was to include a Q&A but with circumstances surrounding the cancelled Fleetwood Mac AU/NZ tour, she had to cancel.

In Your Dreams screens again in Brisbane on November 15th. Buy Tickets

Monday, October 28, 2013

Stevie Nicks appearance at the BIFF13 Q&A on November 13th in limbo

The Brisbane International Film Festival released a statement on their Facebook page regarding Stevie's appearance at the upcoming BIFF on November 13th where "In Your Dreams" was scheduled to be screened and Stevie was to attend a Q&A afterwards:

"As you have read, we were sadded to hear that Fleetwood Mac have cancelled their Australian Tour. Our thoughts are with John McVie & his family. #BIFF13 are still in discussions with Stevie Nicks' manager & will share any updates we have with ticket buyers shortly. 

At this stage, we are hopeful that the iconic Stevie Nicks can still attend #BIFF13, however, as you may appreciate, the circumstances have changed drastically from when we embarked on this negotiation. 

We thank you for your understanding. As soon as we have information to share on the status of Stevie Nicks travel committments we'll be in touch. The BIFF Team x"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

STEVIE NICKS: In Your Dreams - 2 Screenings PLUS Q&A Brisbane International Film Festival

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams
Brisbane International Film Festival

Wed. 13 Nov 2013 - 3:00PM - Palace Barracks Cinema 1
Fri. 15 Nov 2013 - 4:00PM - Palace Barracks Cinema 5

Stevie Nicks will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the screening on the 13th of November.

Tickets General Admission.  Tickets $40.00

Available Now at Ticketek

Festival Website

Fleetwood Mac play Brisbane November 14th and December 2nd.  Tickets are available at Livenation

THE Brisbane International Film Festival is back with a bang in 2013 
with the Australian premiere of Nicole Kidman’s Queensland-shot movie The Railway Man.

Courier Mail 22 Oct 2013
This year’s event includes the first Australian screenings of hot Oscar favourite 12 Years a Slave and provocative French Palme d’Or-winner Blue Is the Warmest Colour.

A host of international guests will walk the red carpet with music royalty Stevie Nicks, who will be in town touring with Fleetwood Mac, presenting her biographical film In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks. BIFF will also present a 40th anniversary screening of the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist, followed by an intimate Q&A session with Golden Globe-winning actress Linda Blair.

BIFF will also host and celebrate the stellar career of Australian director and screenwriter Fred Schepisi ( Evil Angels, The Russia House, The Eye of the Storm).

BIFF director Jennie Hughes, in her first year curating the festival, is understandably excited at the calibre of films and talent on offer.

“I wanted (BIFF) to be packed full of goodies from opening night but to have events all through the festival," she said.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams at CBGB Festival: Film Screenings Oct 10th and 12th - NYC

On October 10, 11, 12 and 13, the 2013 CBGB Festival will present film screenings of some of the best rock films/documentaries ever made and some that have never been seen in New York before. Over 120 film screenings will be shown in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Stevie's "In Your Dreams" Documentary will be screened two nights October 10th and 12th.

Wythe Hotel Thursday, October 10th - 5:00 PM
Tickets $13.50

Anthology Film Archives Saturday, October 12th - 11:00 AM
Tickets $13.50

Purchase Badges and Tickets

Thursday, May 16, 2013

STEVIE NICKS, DAVE STEWART Documentary IN YOUR DREAMS to play Oklahoma's DeadCENTER Film Fest

Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart | Documentary Feature
Stevie Nick: In Your Dreams
Grand Lawn at the Myriad Gardens, 9:30 PM Sunday, June 9, 2013
300 West Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
** Note: This is a free screening.

DeadCenter Film Festival

Want to own the film?
Available now on iTunes

The film documents the making of her In Your Dreams album, which she did with Dave Stewart, and Stevie says she hopes the film will

 "make you want to listen to the real album because a lot of people didn't even know I had a record out. You know, that's how the music business is today."
Album Available on iTunes

The Documentary plays tonight in Calgary, Alberta Canada at Globe Cinema at 7pm and 9pm.  Stevie and Fleetwood Mac are now making their way through Canada with a show in Calgary on Friday and Vancouver on Sunday.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dave Stewart "I hope it brought you a little closer to Stevie's heart," Stevie Nicks Documentary Closing

Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams': Fleetwood Mac Singer's Doc Almost Foiled Due to Vanity

by Sarah Kurchak

Toward the end of "In Your Dreams," Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart's documentary about the making of their album of the same name which opened at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox last night, Stewart muses about the magic that he experienced in that year of writing and recording with the rock 'n' roll legend and his hopes that a piece of that comes across in the film.

"I hope it brought you a little closer to Stevie's heart," he says in his closing narration.

The film certainly lives up to Stewart's expectations. The result of the producer and former Eurythmics member's almost obsessive need to film and document everything in his life, "In Your Dreams" takes viewers deep into the year-long creative process behind Nicks's 2011 album -- her first solo release in over a decade -- and just as deep into the heart of its co-writer and co-director.

With his omnipresent camera essentially becoming part of the gang, Stewart documents almost every detail of what happened from the time that Nicks asked him to produce her new album to the assembly of her band and crew (including superstar producer Glen Ballard and her Fleetwood Mac bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham) to the videos the crew made to accompany each song on the disc.

Obviously comfortable with her creative partner, Nicks opens up about almost everything. Her family, her early music history, her sometimes rocky history with Buckingham, and her current inspirations are all covered. She even waxes poetically on her love of the "Twilight" films, which were the inspiration for the song "Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream).

"I was taken with this movie because what happened to Bella absolutely happened to me," she says about Bella's post-Edward heartbreak in "New Moon."

The result of this intimate and open atmosphere is a documentary that actually does make you feel like you're part of the action, as cliched as that phrase may be. And, as it turns out, the film was only really the opening act for people who attended one of the two screenings and Stevie Nicks Q&As last night. In the flesh, the rock star was even more personable and charming.

Clad in one of her trademark flowing outfits, Nicks amiably sauntered on stage after the screening, settled into her seat and started regaling the sold out crowd with a story about the genesis of the "In Your Dreams" film, and how her own personal insecurities almost destroyed the project before it even began.

Stewart, she explained, original brought up the idea of filming the whole process when he first agreed to produce the album for her. Nicks wasn't big on the idea, as it stood in the way of all of dreams of recording and home and dressing as a complete slob.

"That means serious hair, makeup and clothes," she said, in mock horror.

In the end, though, it was "Running Down a Dream," the 2007 Tom Petty documentary, that convinced her to give the camera a shot.

"I remember the footage from Tom Petty's very, very long four-hour documentary, which I personally loved, every minute of it," she said. "But there was a part on the Traveling Wilburys that was so brilliant and it really showed the five of those guys like they were in the James Gang or something. And we got to see them for a half-hour really be who they were and just looking so handsome and playing this amazing music and then, within minutes, it seemed, two of them died. And if they hadn't have done that, what a shame that would have been."

Video: Stevie Nicks talks "In Your Dreams" at #Toronto Premiere ahead of Fleetwood Mac gig

Singer Stevie Nicks walked the red carpet in Toronto on Monday for the Canadian premiere of her new documentary In Your Dreams.
CBC Arts and Entertainment

With Fleetwood Mac bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie in the audience in advance of a concert by the band Tuesday, Nicks answered questions about making the documentary.

She produced and co-directed In Your Dreams with Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame), welcoming cameras into her California home for nearly a year while they wrote and recorded the 2011 album of the same name.

She told CBC News having creative control over the documentary allowed her the freedom to relax, despite the constant presence of cameras.

“The camera was this close and you wouldn’t care because it was Dave, because you know he promised you that he would never use anything unless you liked it,” she said.

A rock ‘n roll survivor, she describes Fleetwood Mac’s rise to fame and its off-on history since the 1970s. But the bulk of film is devoted to the creative process, as she and Stewart work on new songs and hash out how to shape the sound.

The cameras captured “the writing of seven of the songs. Nobody ever gets that,” Nicks said in an interview with CBC’s Zulekha Nathoo.

She toured for two years in support of the solo album, but Nicks said she sold only 300,000 copies, a disappointment after the stardom she enjoyed with Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album Rumours.

" It's awesome if you're an unknown artist and you have a hit single but it's not really that awesome if you're Stevie Nicks," she said.

"It's such a different age now."

Nicks also mentioned an idea Stewart has been trying to get her to embrace – a one-woman stage show along the lines of Barbra Streisand’s My Name is Barbra.

"He wants me to have video screens, like a big room of video screens where it's all my whole life (up there). And I (said): 'Dave, I'm not Barbra Streisand'," Nicks said. "But maybe. Maybe someday."

Fleetwood Mac plays Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto as part of a 34-city tour. In Your Dreams screens until April 18 in Toronto.

CBC Interview

Stevie Nicks is becoming more personable. 
The lead singer of Fleetwood Mac has just released a new documenatry “In Your Dreams” that tells the story of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks’ inner life. Nicks walked the red carpet at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on Monday night. She said this documentary is a little different.  Stevie was also asked about the Boston explosions.

Headlines: Stevie Nicks debuts new doc with an intimate Q&A

By: Paul Aguirre-Livingston

The scene: A screening of Stevie Nicks’ documentary film, In Your Dreams, followed by an intimate Q&A with the chanteuse. Fangirls and boys—in eager, nervous numbers—sell out two consecutive screenings to be among the first to see the footage and interact with Nicks.

The story: Nicks teamed up with pal Dave Stewart, of Eurythmics fame, to chronicle the recording of her seventh studio album. The duo holed up in Nicks’ empty mansion with a group of musicians, including producer Glenn Ballard, throughout much of 2010 to record the album. The doc offers both insight into the songwriting process and the stories behind each track, which serve as neat divisions in the film’s narrative. There’s also a retrospective of Stevie’s childhood and career, focusing on her rise to fame, the important relationships with bandmates and family that shaped her, as well as glimpses into her intense emotions regarding current events, from 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina.

The takeaway: Nicks, who turns 65 on May 26, feels as young and alive as ever, invigorated by the people in her life and the music she is making. She does it because she wants to “defy” the music business to remind the audience “why [she] loved it back in the day.” In Your Dreams isn’t without its quirks: odd, staged performances of the album’s tracks that feel like one part music video, one part accidental LSD trip. Stevie leading a horse, singing. Stevie holding an owl, singing. Visiting an army hospital. In a ball gown, down the stairs, singing. A vampire playing a piano. Yes, it’s all beautiful and bizarre, yet so wonderfully in tune with her musical majesty.

So what do we learn about Nicks from her self-portrait?

We learn the track “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” was inspired by Twilight: New Moon, which Nicks saw in Australia and immediately related to Bella so deeply that she “just started to cry from the deepest part of [her] heart.” We learn Reese Witherspoon would play her in a movie and inspired/named the song “Cheaper Than Free,” one of Nicks’ all-time favourites. We learned that Stevie doesn’t “like to be told what to do.” Naturally. Nicks’ Q&A, then, is the epilogue to In Your Dreams, as both a film and an album, as she discusses her ambitious promotional schedule—because the “record company won’t help”—and about her desire to introduce loyal audiences to new material. Her responses are heavy-handed, with details so crisp and clear, spoken like a true poet. Nicks articulates exactly what she wants you to feel, and illustrates the internal journeys that bring her to her realizations. She speaks her brand of carefully-crafted wisdom.

Best outfit: A tie! Nicks, in all black, with fingerless leather gloves and a crescent moon necklace. Or her mini-me fan from the future, in a floral crown, peasant top, and flowing cotton skirt.

Number of times the audience howls and claps after Nicks answers a question: 4

Number of times an audience member screams “I love you”: 1

Number of audience members who cried on the mic: 1, after Nicks shares an intimate confession on the regret of not knowing enough about her mother’s life before she passed away at the end of 2011.

Number of chiffon blouses Nicks claims to own: “About 300”

On making In Your Dreams, the documentary: “If you would had asked us then if we were making a movie, we would have started giggling, ‘Are you crazy? We’re not making a movie.’ We were just filming because Dave [Stewart] likes to film.”

On recording In Your Dreams, the album: “It was like this amazing old English party every single day, and, on top of that, we were making amazing music.”

On being inspired by the four-hour-long documentary, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream, and vanity: “It seemed like within minutes [of Dream], two of the guys died. And if they hadn’t [made that movie], what a shame that would have been. So that’s what came into my head: What a shame would it be if you, Ms. Vanity, said no to this because you don’t want to spend half an hour doing makeup and picking a uniform.”

Her mom’s advice: “Don’t forget the journey. Don’t forget to appreciate that journey because many people don’t have a brilliant, brilliant journey like you have had. So don’t forget that.”

Her dad’s advice: “Stevie, go where the work is.”

On recording Rumours: “Well, it wasn’t really a pleasant experience. Lindsey and I had just broken up. None of the couples were happy. On one hand, this really lends to the creative process…it was not a lot of fun. But I would like to remind people, and myself, that it was a very, very romantic time. We were young and we were totally rich. Love was in the air, even if we weren’t particularly in love, it was still in the air. It was grand. Would you call it the happiest year of your life? No. But would you call it an extremely interesting, weird, passionate, crazy year? Yes.”

On selling records, then and now: “For a big act…like moi…I didn’t sell a lot of records [of In Your Dreams].

Worldwide, I probably only sold 300,000 records [estimates report 500,000]. It’s awesome if you’re an unknown artist and you have a hit single. But it’s not really awesome if you’re Stevie Nicks and [1981's solo debut] Bella Donna sold three million copies in the first month and went straight to number one on Billboard. It’s not awesome in that way, but you can’t look at it like that anymore. Records don’t sell like that. If we had done Rumours now, and then [the follow-up] Tusk, the double album, Warner Brothers would tell us to get out—and take your African tusks with you.” [Audience laughs] “Seriously.”

Comparing the vibe of her solo shows to those of Fleetwood Mac: “In my show, I talk a lot. In Fleetwood Mac, I don’t talk a lot because [that show] is much more sophisticated and grown-up. My show is just a big, like, slumber party in an auditorium.”

On Girl Power: “When I joined Fleetwood Mac, Christine [McVie] and had many talks. I said to her, “You and me together are a force of nature. We’re pretty tough by ourselves, but together we can’t be beat. I just want to let you know that I don’t ever want you and I to ever be treated like second class citizens. We will never be pushed aside in a group of British and American rock stars that are men. We will never be treated like that. And we weren’t. Had we not demanded it, we wouldn’t have gotten that kind of treatment.”

On her new life mantra: “I’m not going to worry about record sales anymore, I’m not going to worry about what people think. What really matters is what I think. If I’m thinking good, then what I do is going to turn around make you feel happy. I throw the dreams out there and you throw them back. That’s how this works. It happens because we’re a team. You’re my team.”

The experience in 140 characters or less: “I can die now. #stevienicksforever”

Monday, April 15, 2013

Stevie Nicks Takes Toronto - Documentary screenings and a Fleetwood Mac show at the ACC

Stevie with moderator Magali Simard
A week of documentary screenings and a Fleetwood Mac show at the ACC prove that classic rock is still king
Toronto Standard

Tonight, Stevie Nicks made an appearance at two gala screenings of her In Your Dreams documentary at the TIFF Bell Lightbox to answer fans’ questions about the film and her decades-long music career. The film follows the production of her first solo album in a decade, produced by the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart in Nicks’ home studio in 2010.

Stewart and Nicks directed the film which gives fans an inside look at Nicks’ creative process. For instance, before this album, she had never written with another person, and has no formal musical training, instead tapping away at a keyboard to figure out melodies. While tonight’s gala screenings were sold out, the documentary will continue to screen Tuesday through Thursday at TIFF, minus the post-show Q&A with Nicks.

The screenings come part and parcel of Nicks’ visit to Toronto as part of Fleetwood Mac’s current world tour. They play the Air Canada Centre tomorrow night. The popularity of the screenings and concert show the endurance of Nick’s and Fleetwood Mac’s music, nearly 50 years since the group’s inception, and continues the trend of classic rock reunion shows that have become the norm over the past few years.

Stevie Nicks stirs up fandemonium in Toronto
ON SCREEN / Singer is in town promoting her new documentary

Stevie arriving on the TIFF Red Carpet
(Courtesy of Twitter)

Right Photo: Mick Fleetwood and John McVie attended the screening

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Toronto: Advance Member tickets for Stevie Nicks Documentary Screening / Q&A's - SOLD OUT!

Toronto April 15th 'In Your Dreams' Screening and Q&A with Stevie Nicks
Advance Member tickets for the Stevie Nicks in-person events on April 15th are SOLD OUT!  
For public on-sale, please check again on Wednesday, March 27 at 10am. TIFF

Tickets To Additional Documentary Screening Dates in Toronto Still Available (these screenings do not include an appearance by Stevie Nicks).

April 16th - Get Tickets
April 17th - Get Tickets
April 18th - Get Tickets

Monday, March 18, 2013

Steve Nicks of time

by Shinan Govani
National Post

“You do not mess with a married man,” Stevie Nicks says. She knows what she’s talking about.

A ripple of unsustained ardour: That’s what went out when the news hit recently that Stevie Nicks will be stopping in  Toronto next month in support of a new documentary by and about her, In Your Dreams.

Having game-changed and inspired and lived to tell the tale, been to the moon, Betty Ford and back, the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman brings out a very special denomination of devotee. April 15. King Street. Sundown. That’s when one of the last of the old-school rock stars is set to appear at two back-to-back unspoolings of a film that shares its names with her last solo album and was co-created with her producer, Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics. And if her appearance at the South By Southwest festival, in Austin, last week, is any indicator, her Q&A-appointments, here at TIFF Lightbox, will not be rote. Simply put: the woman gives good mantra.

Sitting down with NPR the other day for a long live-in-person — particularly about those heady times in the ’70s when the band put out an album in May and “by September or October” she and collaborator Lindsey Buckingham were millionaires — she offered her own Sheryl Sandberg-isms about being a woman in her biz. Lean in? Been there … done that! Looking around the club she was suddenly part of back then — the Eric Claptons, the Mick Jaggers, etc. — she decided, “we can never be treated like second-class citizens … so when we walk into the room, we have to walk in with a big attitude. Which does not mean a snotty, conceited attitude. But it means we have to float in like goddesses, because that is how we want to be treated.”

As for men, get your own! So insists the goddess, speaking from experience. Getting onto the subject of adultery — inspired by her watching the new Anna Karenina movie — Nicks shares, “I have done exactly what [Anna] did. And do you know what it got me? Nothing. It got me misery and unhappiness. … And bad karma.”

Tickets on sale to TIFF members March 20th - General Public sale March 27th

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Stevie Nicks - Austin... #SXSW "In Your Dreams" Screening

 Stevie and the two Dave's

TODAY at #SXSW: Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" Screening and Interview + Live w/ Sound City Players

SXSW Music Thursday highlights

Dave Grohl Keynote:
His “Sound City” documentary played Wednesday night during SXSW Film, and Thursday, Grohl delivers the 2013 Music keynote at 11:00 AM CDT in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center. It’s open to badgeholders but will be streamed live at and Check for updates or changes in the schedule.

Sound City Players:
Meat Puppets, Dave Grohl, and the Sound City Players, 8pm, Stubb's - It's time for rock's friendliest superstar to invite the Meat Puppets to open and then for Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, Rick Springfield, Fear's Lee Ving, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Slipnot's Corey Taylor, and more to play at what is the festival's craziest, most star-studded concert. If you end up having grand kids  you'll be telling them about this one.

SXSW Stevie Nicks Interview:
The Fleetwood Mac chanteuse is everywhere this year. She’s in her own documentary, “In Your Dreams,” and in Grohl’s “Sound City.” She’ll talk Thursday with NPR’s Ann Powers. 5 p.m. in Room 18ABC in the Convention Center. This interview is open to all Music and Platinum badges as well as Artist Wristbands.

In Your Dreams:
The movie “In Your Dreams” about recording Stevie's new album will premiere at 2:30 p.m. today at the Paramount Theatre.