Credit: David M. EarnisseNow More than Ever: The History of Chicago, the in-depth and award-winning documentary about the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, will get its TV premiere on New Year’s Day on CNN. The movie, directed by Peter Pardini, tells the story of the horn-driven pop-rock group’s long and successful career through new and archival interviews with various band members and managers, along with candid and performance footage of the group over the years.
In addition to Chicago‘s triumphs, the film also delves into the band’s struggles, including the tragic death of guitarist Terry Kath from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound and the departures of singer/bassist Peter Cetera and drummer Danny Seraphine. The doc’s many highlights include live footage of Chicago dating back to the band’s early days at DePaul University, the members’ recollections of playing shows with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, as well as details behind the making of such classic songs as “Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?,” “If You Leave Me Now” and “Saturday in the Park.”
Now More than Ever will air at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 1, on CNN, with encore screenings scheduled for Saturday, January 7, at Saturday, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Subscribers to CNNgo also will be able to stream the documentary beginning New Year’s Day. In addition, the movie will be available on demand via cable and satellite providers and CNNgo starting on January 2.
In advance of the movie’s premiere TV screening, CNN will host a series of interactive pieces on Chicago on its website, as well as posting preview clips of the flick.
The movie got its theatrical premiere in February 2016 at the Sedona International Film Festival, where it won the Best of Fest Audience Choice Award.
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