A documentary about the Eagles of Death Metal has been withdrawn from the program of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, one week after terrorists killed 89 people at the band’s concert in at the Bataclan in Paris.
A festival spokesperson confirmed to EW that several screenings of The Redemption of the Devil were canceled because the filmmakers felt the timing was inopportune in light of the tragedy.
The band members escaped the attacks last week, but their merchandise manager and three members of their record label were among those killed.
Produced by Vice and directed by Alex Hoffman, Redemption chronicles a year in the life of EODM’s hard-living frontman, Jesse Hughes, as he completes the album Zipper Down with his longtime friend Josh Homme. The film was released on iTunes in October, at the same time the album dropped.
On Wednesday, the band released a statement that said in part, “Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.”