09 20 Oct '24
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Nick Broomfield

The Stones and Brian Jones

Edition 2023
98' - 2023 - Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Nick Broomfield With: Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Guitarist Brian Jones was a founding member of The Rolling Stones in 1962. He quit the band in 1969 and shortly afterwards drowned in his swimming pool. The Stones and Brian Jones highlights those seven turbulent years.
When Brian Jones left The Rolling Stones in 1969, he had been a burden for a few years. A loose, unpredictable cannon. Jones surely couldn't have imagined that seven years earlier. The guitarist was the founder of the band, in the beginning the indisputable leader and even the main showpiece, although he wasn't the lead singer. But he had charisma and sex appeal to spare. Alcohol and drugs undermined his reliability, however, and by the mid-1960s Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were the creative core of the band. Director Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love) focuses on the guitarist's personal life in his documentary The Stones and Brian Jones, which is filled to the brim with archival footage: from the problems Jones had with his parents over the many children with various children to his turbulent relationship with Anita Pallenberg.
“Nick Broomfield’s biography of Rolling Stone Brian Jones whose drug- and booze-ravaged 27-year-old body was pulled from his swimming pool on 3 July 1969 is at its best when telling his life story through the women who loved him - and whom he, at least temporarily, loved.” - The Guardian

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Nick Broomfield


Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards


Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin

Director of Photography

Tristan Copeland, Marc Hoeferlin, Sam Mitchell


Marc Hoeferlin, Jan Lefrançois-Gijzen


Nick Broomfield, Kyle Gibbon, Shani Hinton, Marc Hoeferlin


Cherry Pickers

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United Kingdom




Nick Broomfield
Who Cares (short, 1971), Proud to Be British (short, 1973), Juvenile Liaison (1976), Tattooed Tears (1979), Behind the Rent Strike (1979), Whittingham (1980), Soldier Girls (1981), Fort Augustus (1981), Chicken Ranch (1982), Lily Tomlin (1986), Driving Me Crazy (1988), Diamond Skulls (1989), Juvenile Liaison 2 (1990), The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife (1991), Monster in a Box (1992), Aileen Wuornos: Selling of a Serial Killer (1992), Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher (1994), Fetishes (1996), Kurt & Courtney (1998), Biggie & Tupac (2002), Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003), Ghosts (2006), Battle for Haditha (2007), Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011), Sex: My British Job (2013), Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014), Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017), Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019), My Father and Me (2019), Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie & Tupac (2021), The Stones and Brian Jones (2023)

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