Mathieu did an amazing job of showing Lenny's musical process. This behind the scenes footage gives fans a small window into the creative process of creating wonderful songs. It is so much more than that, it gives the viewer a glimpse of a side to Lenny that most haven't seen unless they are priviledged enough to be his friend. Truly worth the wait.
"Looking Back On Love", the brilliant documentary on the making of Lenny Kravitz's "Black & White America" album has officially been released on I-Tunes. The director Mathieu Bitton couldn't be happier.
"I am elated about the fact that the film is finally out. It's been a struggle to get it released but now I feel is the perfect time to - as the title suggests - look back on this amazingly rich experience."
"This film to me, is about the colors and characters of life, through a musical experience. It's a record of talent and travel. A fantasy for many that was a laborious work of love and passion for us. And the response I am getting has really made it worth the wait."
"I'm happy people are finally seeing the level of Lenny's talents and the multi-instrumentalist and funny and wise man he is."
So far, the doc has reached #5 on I-Tunes sales as Bitton is hoping for a DVD release later this year, possibly a Director's Cut version.
Bitton is staying quite busy as he is working on the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of "Are You Gonna Go My Way" and is working of his first retrospective show and catalog with Bui Gallery at a John Lautner mansion in LA Feb. 18th.
Along with that, Mathieu's official web sites mathieubitton.fr and mathieubitton.com will launch Feb. 15th. He also designed the just released Teena Marie "Beautiful" album and the Marvin Gaye "Trouble Man" 40th Anniversary expanded deluxe edition.
If that isn't enough, he is planning to bring the film to festivals in china, India, Europe and around the US and has a feature story he shot of Raphael Saadiq in the next issue of Rolling Stone Russia. He shot videos and stills for campaigns with Lenny such as Eleven Paris and the NFL.
Upcoming projects include James Brown 50th Anniversary Best of Live at the Apollo and a new Jane's Addiction record. Mathieu is an artist on the rise.-DocFB
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It's been a long time coming and worth the wait. A little disappointed that alot of footage included has been on youtube for some time as anyone who stalks um follows Lenny would know! Love Love
I was truly impressed by this film! I think that Mathieu did a tremendous job all around and I'm looking for great things from him in the future. We are seeing the real Lenny Kravitz through his interactions with people he encounter from the Bahamas to New Orleans to Paris... Great film!
Best music documentary ever. Bravo. Blown away by a side of Lenny I never knew. Thank You! Real music for real people.
Would love to go to the opening of Mathieu's retrospective show in Los Angeles. Talk about cool! Talent abounds!
Lenny you Rock the world! Thanks sincerly Crystal Elk Vancouver Canada! Peace Love & the sweetest of Dreams! Best of the future is yours!;-) <3