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Weinsteins to Release '12-12-12,' Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert Doc, in November

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 1, 2013 at 1:48PM

The Weinstein Company will release their Hurricane Sandy benefit concert documentary, “12-12-12,” in New York and Los Angeles on November 1. The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the show, which took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012.
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Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springstein perform at "12-12-12"
Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springstein perform at "12-12-12"

The Weinstein Company will release their Hurricane Sandy benefit concert documentary, “12-12-12,” in New York and Los Angeles on November 1. The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the show, which took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012. 

The concert, which helped to raise over $50 million in one night for the Robin Hood Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, featured performances by big names like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovie, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin, Michael Stipe, Adam Sandler, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Kanye West and included involvement from  Billy Crystal, Susan Sarandon, Kristen Stewart, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, and Christoph Waltz.

The doc recently held its world premiere at TIFF, and was  nominated for a Primetime Emmy.

 All box office profits from the documentary’s theatrical run will go to the Robin Hood Sandy Relief Fund which supports organizations helping victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

This article is related to: News, The Weinstein Company, Hurricane Sandy , Documentary, Documentaries, News


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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.