Directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim, “From The Sky Down” is the story of the making of U2’s 1991 Achtung Baby… Premieres this Saturday 10/29 @ 8pm on Showtime.
The film documents the difficult recording period, the band members’ relationships, and the group’s creative process. Archival footage and stills from the recording sessions appear in the film, along with unreleased scenes from the group’s 1988 motion picture Rattle and Hum. For the documentary, the band were filmed during a return visit to Hansa Studios in Berlin where the album was partly recorded, and during rehearsals in Winnipeg for the Glastonbury Festival 2011. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, and in October 2011, it was broadcast on television and commercially released in the 20th anniversary reissue of Achtung Baby.
U2’s Achtung Baby 20th Anniversary Editions are available the 1st of November 2011.