A BIG WIN for the Moody Blues–50 Years in the Making!
January 21, 2016
IDYLLWILD, CA (January 20, 2016)–The Story Behind ‘Nights In White Satin’ took home the award for “Best Documentary” at this year’s Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, which took place on January 10, 2016. Produced and Directed by David Minasian and Executive Produced by Michael Pinkus, the film features Justin Hayward of the legendary rock band The Moody Blues telling the story behind the band’s iconic hit. In his acceptance speech, Minasian thanked Hayward for penning such a magical track, and later remarked that the song’s artistic value was evidenced by the fact that people were still captivated by it nearly 50 years later.
As the closing track of the landmark classic rock album Days of Future Passed, “Nights in White Satin” is one of the best-selling, most covered, and best loved songs of the rock era. The documentary includes a rare, candid interview with its legendary composer and singer Justin Hayward. Previously unreleased vintage footage, including the first-ever live performance of ”Nights In White Satin” captured on film, highlights this fascinating study of the making of a classic.
To celebrate the award, a special 4-disc DVD set containing the documentary along with three rare Justin Hayward solo performances is being offered at a reduced rate, only for a limited time: http://www.idyllwildcinemafest.com/collection.