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Rush documentary scores with Tribeca audiences

Is Rush making a comeback? Fans of the Canadian progressive rockers will argue the band never really went away. But a larger audience is tapping into the writers of “Spirit of the Radio” and “Limelight” thanks to a new documentary, “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage,” which took home the 2010 Heineken Audience Award at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, according to Reuters.

Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn’s Canadian feature received the $25,000 award at the TFF wrap party.

“The best documentary films are just great stories with characters who jump off the screen, and that is certainly the case with ‘Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage,'” said TFF executive director Nancy Schafer.

The film details the band’s 42-year history, and features interviews with noted Rush fanatics like Gene Simmons, Billy Corgan and Jack Black.

“Receiving the Heineken Audience Award at Tribeca means a lot to us as Rush has always been a band of the people,” said directors McFadyen and Dunn. “It was great to see Rush fans and non-fans enjoy the movie together.”

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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