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'12-12-12' documentary gets theatrical release

Paul McCartney at the 12-12-12 The Concert for

Paul McCartney at the 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. (Dec. 12, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

The concert documentary “12-12-12,” which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Madison Square Garden benefit for victims of superstorm Sandy, will get a theatrical release on Nov. 1.

Featuring A-list performers including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Billy Joel and The Who, the “12-12-12” concert raised more than $50 million in one night for the Robin Hood Foundation, which the charity then provided to nearly 400 organizations in the tristate area to help victims from the storm.

"12-12-12 was one of the most remarkable events Madison Square Garden has hosted in its 134-year history,” producers Weinstein Co. co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, Madison Square Garden executive chairman Jim Dolan and Clear Channel Entertainment president John Sykes said in a statement. The Dolan family also owns Cablevision, which is Newsday's parent company.

“The music and entertainment communities came together in such an immediate and powerful way, and made a legitimate difference to those in the tri-state who were so severely impacted by the storm. The concert was historic, it might even go down as one of the greatest lineups of all time, but if you thought the concert was wild, wait until you see what happened backstage that night. This film takes you behind the walls of Madison Square Garden and into the production areas and dressing rooms of the biggest recording artists in the world to see firsthand how a massive event like 12-12-12 was created.”

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