On Thursday, February 7, night, the 58th Annual Berlin International Film Festival was officially opened with the appearance of which literally shut the traffic in downtown Berlin down. On this opening night, the festival screened a special world premiere of Martin Scorsese's "Shine a Light" featuring the band's concert documentary.
Being the first documentary film to open the festival, the previewing of "Light" was flooded with celebrities. Among the A-listers to attend the event were , , , Sam Riley and Brian De Palma. The Stones, , , Charlie Watts and Ron Wood, who promised to give special appearances also attended the event to introduce the film alongside Scorsese.