Cinema Libre has tabbed July 14 as the street date for DVD and Blu-ray editions of documentary filmmakers Andy Grieve and Lauren Lazin’s Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police.
The film is currently in an arthouse theatrical release … that yields an ARR of 116 days and ticket sales are reported at $21,769.
The “Golden Era” history of the English rock group, The Police — Sting, Steward Copeland and Andy Summers — is explored through this documentary adaption of Andy Summers’ 2006 tell-all, “One Train Later: A Memoir.” It’s intense … The Police during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s were a phenomenon that rattled the world of rock’n’roll, so you would expect the relationships, the music, the creative process and the lives of the members of the band during this period to be nothing short of, well, intense.
Grieve and Lazin, working with Andy Summers tell-all book, “One Train Later: A Memoir” (he also serves as the film’s narrator), archival footage and his vast collection of candid photographs from the period (Summers was/is an avid photographer and is quite good in his compositions (i.e. he has an eye for it)) have cobbled together a well-produced and thoughtful reflection on the rise, the breakup and the reunion (20 years later) of The Police … the presentation is nicely bookend with concert reunion footage.
For fans of Sting and The Police, and for that matter rock’n’roll affectionados in general, The July 14 DVD debut of Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police can’t come soon enough.