Imagine a neighborhood where every home is a broken family: misery, divorce, or worse. Drive down the street and it’s every single home. That’s the unfortunate terrain of rock bands. Implosion or explosion is inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction. Somehow, it has endured and thrived. The movie From the Sky Down asks the question why. —TIFF
He was born Philip Davis Guggenheim in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Charles Guggenheim and Marion Guggenheim. He graduated from Brown University in 1986. He is married to American actress Elisabeth Shue.
His credits as a producer and director include Training Day, The Shield, Alias, 24, NYPD Blue, ER, Deadwood, and Party of Five and the documentaries The First Year and Teach. He directed the pilot episode of The Unit.
He directed and produced An Inconvenient Truth, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. His most recent feature film is Gracie.
He directed Barack Obama’s biographical film, which aired during the Democratic National Convention, and Obama’s infomercial, which was broadcast on 29 October 2008.
Davis directed and was an executive producer of the 2009 pilot for Melrose Place. His brother-in-law Andrew Shue starred on the 90’s version of the series.
He most recently completed It Might Get Loud, a documentary that glimpses… read more
How does a band continue after achieving all their dreams and not become just part of the establishment. Quite revealing documentary having U2 and their chief collaborators look back on the time period between the wrapping up of the joshua tree tour and the recording of the achtung baby record. Many highlights seeing the songs emerge in the recording and the failed experiments along the way. A must for music fans.