White Stripes, docu maker trade charges

June 30, 2004 at 6:46 PM
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WESTPORT, Conn., June 30 (UPI) -- George Roca, a Westport, Conn., director who made a documentary about the White Stripes, has accused the band of sticking it to the little guy.

But White Stripes says Roca is taking liberties with footage they own and messing up their plans to release their own concert movie later this year, reports MTV News.

Roca has been hit with a cease-and-desist order demanding he not screen his movie "Nobody Knows How to Talk to Children" at any of the eight film festivals in which it was scheduled to appear.

Roca said he spent more than $50,000 the past two years producing and editing the movie, which depicts the Detroit band in concert and backstage during four shows in April 2002 at New York's Bowery Ballroom.

Roca said he and singer/guitarist Jack White never discussed any contractual restrictions during their multiple friendly conversations.

A White Stripes spokesperson declined further comment.

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