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Queen Concert Pic 'Hungarian Rhapsody: Live in Budapest '86,' from Freddie Mercury's Last Tour, Will Rock the Big Screen

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 15, 2012 at 4:01PM

Screenvision will be bringing Queen to the big screen with "Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest '86," a concert doc with footage originally filmed 26 years ago at their gigantic show in Hungary. This show was part of the famous Magic Tour, the last tour for the band with late lead singer Freddie Mercury.
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Even with Freddie Mercury gone, Queen still rocked the Olympics closing night ceremony. So while we wait for writer Peter Morgan's Mercury biopic starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Screenvision will bring Queen to the big screen with "Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest '86," a concert doc with footage originally filmed 26 years ago at their gigantic show in Hungary. This show was part of the famous Magic Tour, the last tour for the band with late lead singer Freddie Mercury. Included in the film are the band's live performances of "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "I Want to Break Free" and "We Are the Champions."

The film is intro'd with a 25-minute documentary short that includes never-before-seen rare footage from rehearsals, interviews with the band in studio and candid moments on the road during the Magic Tour.

The film will be shown as a very limited engagement nationwide on September 20, 23 and 27. Go here for info and tickets.
 

This article is related to: Screenvision, Documentary, Queen


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.