Led Zeppelin Documentary: Jimmy Page Gets Whole Lotta Love in Venice

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Popular on Variety Some A-list actors get treated like rock stars at film festivals, but when the real rock stars arrive, it's another level of fandom. Jimmy Page, the 77-year-old lead guitarist of Led Zeppelin, received a hero's welcome in Venice on Saturday, where "Becoming Led Zeppelin," the band's first proper documentary since the band's […]
Some A-list actors get treated like rock stars at film festivals, but when the real rock stars arrive, it's another level of fandom.

Jimmy Page, the 77-year-old lead guitarist of Led Zeppelin, received a hero's welcome in Venice on Saturday, where "Becoming Led Zeppelin," the band's first proper documentary since the band's conception in 1968, premiered to bursts of rapturous applause across its 137-minute runtime.

The film received a standing ovation that may have broken "Dune's" six-minute Venice record had it not been for Page cutting the fanfare short at three minutes and politely exiting.

Simona Ripamonti was among a group of Led heads awaiting the rock icon — the only one of the three remaining band members to come to Venice — on the red carpet, clad in the band's signature T-shirt. But Ripamonti went the extra mile.

Her polyester black jacket was hand-painted with a fiery red and orange dragon and Page's cryptic symbol from the band's fourth album. Her jeans also featured…
Manori Ravindran
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