The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights
The White Stripes
The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights is a visual and emotional feature-length film documenting the band as they tour Canada. The White Stripes play shows all over the country, from local bowling alleys to city buses, and ends up at the legendary Savoy Theater in Nova Scotia for their 10th anniversary show. That landmark concert turned out to be the longest show the band had ever played.
In some cases, the band played in towns so small that many of the locals had no idea who The White Stripes were---they just knew something big was going on in their town. This forced one of the biggest bands in the world to go back to a place reminiscent of the first shows they ever played. For the first time in a long time, no one knew who they were, and their music had to make a strong first impression. The movie's concert footage shows that Jack and Meg were clearly ready for this.
The film also captures intimate moments of Jack and Meg both on and offstage as they travel through some of the most remote parts of the northern Yukon Territory. Indeed, some of the movie's most memorable moments happen when they're not performing---offering an insightful look into the very private and complex world of The White Stripes.