Sir Elton John has won a plethora of accolades in his 40-plus year career in music, but he never thought he would attend the premiere of his own movie at the Tribeca Film Festival.
"I can't believe it's happening," Elton said at the opening night of his movie 'The Union' at the 10th Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. "When we started making this documentary we never dreamt about Tribeca or any film festival. We just wanted to put it down on record and here we are in New York at this incredible event."
'The Union' follows the collaborative process of Elton and one of his music idols, Leon Russell, during the making of the album by the same name.
Just as Elton got to spend time with his musical hero, actor Rainn Wilson was thrilled to be at the chance to support Elton, saying, "I was listening to Elton John when I was in the womb, so this is really cool."
Elton wasn't the only draw to the event, which has become a star-studded event.
"I think it's extraordinary what [Tribeca] did in 10 short years," Rainn raved. "[They] built this film festival up from nothing to be a show piece for all of New York City."
'The Union' documentary was directed by Cameron Crowe and the album is in stores now.