By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
May 19, 2010
The director takes music fans on an immersive and entertaining tour into the Rolling Stones’ making of 1972’s ‘Exile on Main Street
“I played music in high school, I worked in record stores, music was my No. 1 fix,” says Stephen Kijak, adding it all up. “I don’t know why I’m making films, I should have been in a band.”
As a filmmaker, director Kijak has done the next best thing. He’s made “Stones in Exile,” a gorgeously entertaining documentary premiering at the Cannes Film Festival that provides a fascinating window into the Rolling Stones experience via a detailed look at the making of one of their albums.
Not just any album but 1972’s “Exile on Main Street,” recorded just down the road in Keith Richards’ rented South of France villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer, an album that’s considered one of the best any band ever made.
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