Weinstein: Sandy Documentary Mixes Emotion & Humor
October 30, 2013
Some of the biggest names in the entertainment world came together last December for a benefit concert that raised more than $50 million to aid New York victims of Super Storm Sandy. The star-studded event was the basis for Harvey Weinstein's new documentary 12-12-12, which debuted last night in Los Angeles.
"Some of the world's greatest musicians got together for the biggest concert of all time, and this is the behind-the-scenes of the show," Weinstein explained at the premiere. "It's funny, it's heart-wrenching, it's gut-wrenching, it's doing a documentary that's really like a three-act movie. And it's so much fun at the end of the day -- with Jimmy Fallon, Chris Rock, and these amazing performances. And the rehearsals are even more entertaining than the actual performances."
Weinstein -- who also sponsored the "Concert For America" benefit on the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- said he decided to do something for victims of Sandy after seeing firsthand the devastation caused by the storm along Rockaway Beach in his native Queens, NY.
Watch the video to get a glimpse of some of the candid moments captured in the star-studded 12-12-12, which hits theaters November 15. All box office proceeds from the documentary's theatrical run will go to the Robin Hood Sandy Relief Fund, which supports organizations still providing assistance to storm victims in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.