Led Zeppelin Documentary Gets Standing Ovation

The new Led Zeppelin documentary, Becoming Led Zeppelin, got a 10-minute standing ovation this weekend at the Venice Film Festival, according to Jimmy Page.

“There was a 10-minute standing ovation before a word was said. The audience bestowed such affection before the viewing it was quite overwhelming,” he wrote on Facebook. ” As the film progressed the enthusiasm intensified and certain sequences were followed by applause. The audience were really connected and it was interesting to witness the communication and enthusiasm the event and the film were generating.  After the closing credits, the audience rose to their feet and gave us another standing ovation, a thank you that I can’t convey in words, but boy did I feel it.”

The documentary, first announced in 2019, was directed by Bernard MacMahon of American Epic fame. The director was granted unprecedented access to Zeppelin and its archives, featuring, “never-before-seen archive film and photographs, state-of-the-art audio transfers of the band’s music and the music of other artists who shaped their sound.”

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