This one-minute movie (shot on 16mm film) features Steve Sharp and was conceived and directed by Alexandra Thurmond. U2 selected directors from around the world to create 40 1-minute mini-movies, one for each of the 40 songs in the collection.
Alexandra Thurmond takes you behind the scenes of this once-in-a-lifetime project, as she posted on her instagram page:
“Got to make a video for a truly ICONIC song @U2’s ‘Where the Streets Have No Name.’ Excited to be a part of this project and truly honored to feature the Los Feliz legend Steve Sharp.
“If you live on the East Side, chances are you’ve seen Steve on a Friday night at the corner of Hollywood and Sunset. I’d driven by him many times over the years, and it would always make my day to see him out there. His energy is infectious.
“When I got in touch about the project, I learned that he’d been doing this for over 20 years. What started as a protest against the invasion of Iraq, with hundreds of other supporters, has become a personal vigil for Steve: ‘I’m no longer protesting anything, I’m promoting peace in my own way.’ ❤️ ☮️
“So grateful to Steve for sharing his energy, and thank you to our lil crew and my cute friends with cute cars who came along for the ride.” #u2sos40
Join Steve and Celebrate Peace, any Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., where Hollywood, Sunset and Hillhurst intersect (near the Vista Theatre) in Los Angeles. ☮️