Catching Fire: The Story Of Anita Pallenberg


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Film Info
Festival Programs:Documentaries
Films by Women
The Creative Life
Release Year:2023
Runtime:112 min
Print Source:Magnolia Pictures
Women Directors
Director:Svetlana Zill
Alexis Bloom
Executive Producer:Marlon Richards
Sidney Kimmel
Jo Henriquez
Brian Kornreich
Fisher Stevens
Producer:Charlie Corwin
Alexis Bloom
Svetlana Zill
Editor:Hannah Vanderlan
Adam Evans
Composer:Lucy Alper
Will Bates
Principal Cast:Anita Pallenberg
Marlon Richards
Angela Richards
Marianne Faithfull
Volker Schlöndorff
Scarlett Johansson (narrator)


In the 1960s and 70s, Anita Pallenberg was a mother, style icon, actress and influencer. Using her unpublished memoir as a basis, this brilliant documentary shows her impact on The Rolling Stones, cinema, fashion, and reveals a woman ahead of her time.

Anita Pallenberg worked with filmmakers as varied as Jean-Luc Godard, Roger Vadim, and Harmony Korine, and spent time at Warhol’s Factory, but is probably best remembered as a lover of the Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones and, later, Keith Richards, with whom she had three children. But her influence on the band was legendary, culminating in their remixing “Beggars Banquet” from her suggestions. Directors Svetlana Zill and Alexis Bloom plumb her unpublished memoirs to reveal one of the most influential women in history.

“The radiant and compelling Pallenberg finally gets her due as a creative force in her own right.” —Matthew Carey, Deadline Hollywood Daily