Official Led Zeppelin Documentary Announces Film Festival Premiere
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
August 4, 2021
The first-ever authorized Led Zeppelin documentary, Becoming Led Zeppelin, will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival next month.
Directed by Bernard MacMahon, Becoming Led Zeppelin marks the first time the members of the groundbreaking British rock band have participated in a documentary about their career.
The Venice International Film Festival will take place in Italy from September 1 - 11.
“The band’s meteoric rise to stardom was swift and virtually undocumented," MacMahon points out. "Through an intense search across the globe and years of restoration of the visual and audio archive found, this story is finally able to be told.”
With unprecedented access to Zeppelin's archives, MacMahon and his team worked for over two years to craft the film, securing interviews with surviving band members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. The documentary also includes rare archival interview clips with the late-John Bonham.
MacMahon directed the Emmy-nominated music docuseries American Epic, which Page, Plant and Jones praised in 2019 as a "remarkable achievement," which prompted them to put their story in his hands.