Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg

Anita Pallenberg was tough and beautiful but mostly she was wild as hell. Long before there were cell phones and social media people could run around ccompletely mad and and be adored for it. Freedom and expirementation was at its height in the early 70’s and no one expressed more force and style than Pallenberg. She was more than a muse she was like an actual member of the Rolling Stones. Her story sends you to the heart of the rock and roll ethos and possibly to a feeling of verve, we may never see again. Catching Fire is compelling documentary about an original fashion rock icon, Anita Pallenberg. It’s billed as a never-before-seen portrait of  her told from the perspective of her children, lovers, and friends, including Keith Richards, Marianne Faithful, and Marlon Richards. It explores her films (she acted in a dozen movies including Roger Vadim’s Barberella) her fashion status, illicit affairs, addiction and legal troubles. Her infamous public reputation as well as her private life are seen through an archive of home movies and family photos. It also includes excerpts from Pallenberg’s unpublished memoir, voiced by Scarlett Johansson.