Andy Summers' Police Guitarist Documentary Hits NYC Tomorrow
Police guitarist Andy Summers will be on hand tomorrow night (November 9th) at the New York City premiere of Can't Stand Losing You. The documentary is based on his 2006 memoir, One Train Later, and features the guitarist reading passages from the book throughout the film as well as featuring over 25,000 photos stills he shot of the band, both on and off the road. The screening will be held at the SVA Theater as part of the Doc NYC film festival, with Summers hosting the Q&A directly after the screening.
Summers told us that he's proud of the film, which was directed by Andy Grieve -- but that it in no way should be confused with a vanity project: "The inspiration was to make a film like The Kid Stays In The Picture -- not like, 'Oh I want to make it, like a fantastic Hollywood picture of my life, 'cause I deserve it.' I was trying to make a, sort of, art house film because I thought I had all the still photography and the writing. Anyway, it went from one thing to another and this is where we've gotten to with it. But I think it's very good."
Can't Stand Losing You features footage from the Police's 2007-2008 reunion tour, which Summers believes solidified the band's place in not only rock -- but popular culture: "It was a historical band, it was. . . we were all incredibly fortunate to have met one another. And t hat particular time, in those circumstances, y'know, we came up with the music -- clearly. The great thing is; in '07-'08 we were able to go out and completely prove it yet again. Y'know, it wasn't just a myth. Here it is. We were that good -- and I say that with no ego whatsoever, of course."