Cinema: Rushes: Nov. 18, 1985


Is Sting the perfect person? If we are to believe this film, the rock idol comes as close to that status as mortal man may aspire. It chronicles, from early rehearsals through first concerts, the formation of his new band, composed entirely of black American jazz musicians. Sting is convinced that their music and his should cross-fertilize. Besides, he is striking a blow against the "reactionary and racist" music business. Objectively, it has never seemed a dangerous hotbed of those sentiments, but the man's heart is in the right place. Just watch him being loyal, trustworthy, gutsy...

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