• Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)

    Directed by Colin Hanks
    U.S./France | 87 minutes | World Premiere | True Stories

The Palm Desert band Eagles of Death Metal was performing at the Bataclan theater in Paris in November 2015 when terrorists opened fire, killing 89 people. The best friends who formed the band lead us through the horror and its aftermath in this moving documentary about the power of friendship and rock and roll.

film synopsis

On November 13, 2015 at the Bataclan theater in Paris, terrorists killed 89 people and injured hundreds more at a Eagles of Death Metal concert. The band members survived, and a year later returned to Paris to give a triumphant, defiant concert at the Olympia Theater.

Colin Hanks' deeply moving documentary about rock and roll, terrorism and friendship tells the story of the two Palm Desert boys who formed Eagles of Death Metal, and were transformed by the tragedy. Best friends since high school, the charismatic, furiously energetic lead singer Jesse Hughes (aka Boots Electric) and drummer Josh Homme (aka Baby Duck) guide us through the evolution of the band, whose joyful dedication of the glories of rock and roll comes face to face with the nihilism of the terrorists. This raw, intimate and rousing documentary features testimony by many of the survivors of that horrific night, and appearances by Bono and The Edge, who offered support to the band in the immediate aftermath of the attack. 

film details

Director: Colin Hanks
Producers: Heather Parry, Sean Stuart, Michael Rapino (Executive Producer)
Cinematographers: Boyd Hobbs
Editor: Darrin Roberts
Music: Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age, Alain Johannes
Cast: Jesse Hughes, Josh Homme, Dave Catching, Matt McJunkins, The Edge, Bono
Country: U.S./France
Year: 2017
Running Time: 87 minutes
Premiere Status: World Premiere

guests in attendance

Colin Hanks – Director

2017 PS Film Festival