Mar. 16 is White Stripes Day, everybody! Why? Because Jack White said so, I guess. Nearly a year ago, the man of many spangly, rhinestone-encrusted hats hinted at the possibility of a White Stripes movie, and in about a week-and-a-half, we'll all have a shot at seeing it.
To promote the release of Under Great White Northern Lights, Third Man Films is hosting a handful of "secret" viewing parties across the nation, including one somewhere in Nashville. The deal is that if you RSVP on the event page, they'll send you the deets closer to the big day with a time and location via email. If the map is to be believed, it's going to go down somewhere in Hermitage. Which, I suppose, can only mean that Andrew Jackson is a fan of De Stijl from beyond the grave.
Under Great White Northern Lights is a tour documentary of the duo during their jaunt through our hockey-loving, maple-syrup-swilling neighbor to the north. You might remember hearing about the band playing in a Saskatoon bowling alley or a Toronto YMCA or on a transit bus in Winnipeg. That's all in this film. It's also the tour that ended prematurely with Meg suffering from acute anxiety problems. That probably isn't in the film, based on the handful of reviews I skimmed.
Superfans also have the option of buying a fancy limited-edition box set, which includes: a DVD of the documentary; a DVD of the 10th anniversary show ("Under Nova Scotian Lights"); a double LP/CD of live tracks; a 7-inch with live versions of "The Wheels on the Bus" and "Icky Thump" on colored vinyl; a silk-screened print and a hardcover book of photos. All for $229. Or you could just buy the DVD for the more recession-friendly price of 18 bucks.