Ever since the Detroit-bred duo the White Stripes rose to fame on the strength of their 2001 album {^White Blood Cells}, they've tirelessly toured the world, and in 2007, when the group hit the road in support of the album {^Icky Thump}, leader Jack White decided their previous tours had shortchanged the nation of Canada and they should do something about it. The White Stripes set up an ambitious Canadian tour that found them visiting every province and territory in the nation, and White and drummer Meg White also set up a number of surprise appearances along the way, ranging from an impromptu acoustic show on a city bus to a few tunes at a community center for Innuit elders. Filmmaker Emmett Malloy followed the White Stripes as they made their way across Canada, and The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights offers a look at the band on and off stage, with Jack dominating the conversation and Meg letting her drums do most of her talking. The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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