'Quite simply, it's one of the most transcendent close-up looks at the process of creating rock & roll I’ve ever seen.' (Entertainment Weekly)
From The Sky Down, directed by Davis Guggenheim, tells the story behind the recording of the band's 1991 album Achtung Baby and was the first ever documentary film to open the 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. '
The film was broadcast in the UK as part of the BBC’s Imagine Series and released worldwide on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday 12th December 2011, with US release the following month.
The Blu-ray and DVD 'Directors Cut' release includes bonus footage of So Cruel, Love Is Blindness, and The Fly shot during the band’s 2011 return to Hansa Studios - and a Q&A with Bono, Edge and Davis Guggenheim filmed at the Toronto International Film Festival.
08 September, 2011
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Ted Skillman, Belisa Balaban, Davis Guggenheim, Brian Celler
'Loved this Docu. I was intrigued from beginning to end. Such an insight into U2 at that time and why they chose this creative direction. Also a great look back at the way the world was at in 1991. Our opinions,our thoughts and our dreams. Awesome guys!' (Fan reaction)
'We've tried this going to college thing and this going to work thing... and we want to be in the band.' (Adam, from the film)