Scream For Me Sarajevo

95min - NR


Lark Theater Fri, May 11, 2018 8:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Event
Not Eligible For Moviepass
Release Year:2017
Production Country:Sweden
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tarik Hodzic
Cast:Bruce Dickinson


Sarajevo in 1994 was a city under siege. Mortars and grenades rained down on the city, killing indiscriminately every day. Among the madness, would it be possible to persuade a global rock star to come and play a show for local fans?


Scream For Me Sarajevo is the amazing and astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson in 1994, in the midst of the Siege of Sarajevo. This is a film about extraordinary people defying the horrors of war, and the musicians who risked their lives to play a show for them.


Featuring footage from the historic gig, the film also meets those that made it to the show and made the show happen; determined to keep living their lives despite the atrocities going on around them. Interviews with the band, crew, and security bring home the reality of a situation that was not only dangerous, but also barbaric.


"We weren’t protected, there was no plan and the bullets were real, but fuck it, we went anyway" said Bruce Dickinson in his recent best-selling autobiography What Does This Button Do. "The gig was immense, intense, and probably the biggest show in the world at that moment for the audience and for us. That the world didn’t really know didn’t matter. It changed the way I viewed life, death, and other human beings."


As well as the striking documentary, there will be a Q&A with Bruce Dickinson recorded live on April 11, 2018 from London that will be included as exclusive theatrical-only content.