- 13 Sep 11
Check out a sneak peak of From The Sky documentary which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last week.
The Davis Guggenheim-directed film documents the making of U2's iconic Achtung Baby, which was released 20 years ago this November. The film is set for theatrical release Stateside on Showtime this Ocotber.
During a press conference, Bono spoke about U2 in 2011 in comparison to the band they were while making Achtung Baby. "This moment where we're at, to me, feels really close to the edge of irrelevance," he said. "We can be successful, we can play big music in big places, but whether we can play small music, for radio or clubs, remains to be seen. And we have to get to that place again, if we are to survive."
"Twenty years ago and before that, we were crap and we were great," he said candidly.
"There wasn't much very good and I think that I was reminded of how crap we were, watching the film... When it gets comfortable, it's not as interesting. So there may be more crap coming up."
Speaking about Guggenheim's approach to direction, Bono said, "I felt like I was being mugged, and what really annoyed me was that I didn't know I was being mugged because of the way he carries himself. It was a sleight-of-hand, and I'm used to having a bit of arm wrestling."