History of the Eagles, Part OneSome interesting new information has emerged about the new Eagles documentary, History of the Eagles, Part One, which premieres on January 19 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. According to Variety, the movie will get its TV debut next month on the Showtime cable network. In addition, the magazine reports that a sequel documentary will be released before the end of 2013.
History of the Eagles director Alison Ellwood spoke with Variety about the film, admitting that the project came together with less difficulty than she expected.
"We thought that production would be more problematic than it was," she said. As an example, she mentioned the participation of the group's former guitarist Don Felder, who brought lawsuits against some of his ex-band mates after he was fired from the Eagles in 2001. "We weren't sure if [he] would agree to be interviewed," noted Ellwood, "but he sat down and offered a great deal of insight."
She added that singer/drummer Don Henley "requested some changes here and there, but [the band] really did give us the reins to tell the story."
The Eagles members are expected to attend the premiere, which will take place at the Eccles Theatre at 9:30 p.m. MT, and the band members also will participate in a pre-screening event sponsored by Acura. The documentary also will get encore showings at a number of other cinemas during the festival.
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