A documentary about rockers U2 from Davis Guggenheim will open this year's Toronto International Film Festival on September 8. Called From The Sky Down it charts the release of the Irish rock band's Achtung Baby album in 1991, and is the first documentary to open the festival.
Of his opening U2 documentary, Guggenheim said: "In the terrain of rock bands - implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable." "U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction, this band has endured and thrived. The movie From The Sky Down asks the question why."
Guggenheim won an Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth, his documentary on climate change featuring former US vice-president Al Gore.
Another rock documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty by director Cameron Crowe, will also have its world premiere at the ten day festival, which was founded in 1976.