From KPIX-5, an interview with Berkeley journalism professor Ken Light about the documentary "Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall."
The amazing life of legendary photographer Jim Marshall comes into sharp focus in the acclaimed documentary Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall. Told through hundreds of images of his iconic photos and interviews with his famous and not-so-famous subjects of his photos and friends and associates, the film is a poignant profile of a brilliant, complex and, at times, volatile man.
Marshall was a master lensman with an all-access pass to the musicians, music, and seminal events that defined the Sixties’ counterculture and social movements. A child of immigrants, he had an innate curiosity about the people and the social issues dominating the latter half of the 20th century. And he had incredible timing, capturing decisive moments of some of the most iconic figures in music history: among them, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and Miles Davis. Throughout his groundbreaking career, Marshall crossed boundaries to record an extraordinary period of history. His images of protest, civil unrest, and poverty, along with his stunning photography of the American jazz scene, San Francisco’s Summer of Love, and the early New York folk scene, are powerful. His abrasive but honest approach, combined with an incredible skill to build trust, allowed Marshall exceptional access to his subjects and enabled him to expand his portfolio beyond celebrities, to document history across the ages. In 2014, four years after his death, Marshall was honored with the Recording Academy’s Trustees Award (a Grammy Award), for his contribution to chronicling music history.
Today, Jim Marshall’s artistry is celebrated worldwide. Touring exhibits of his photographs across the US and Europe have brought in legions of new fans and collectors of his indelibly iconic images.
List of screenings
October 4: Austin, Texas
Jack Daniel's presents a screening of Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall at 3TEN At ACL Live.
Featuring a Q&A after the show with Amelia Davis, executive producer & owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC; Eli Reed, award-winning photojournalist; Michelle Margetts, the film’s main narrator; and Mary Alice Harper, head of visual materials description & access, Harry Ransom Center.
More info at https://jackandjim2021.splashthat.com/?gz=none
October 6: Los Angeles, California
Leica Gallery LA hosts a screening at Leica LA, 7–9pm.
After-screening conversation with Jeff Garlin, actor & comedian, and Amelia Davis, executive producer & owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC.
October 7: Los Angeles, California
The Grammy Museum L.A. Live presents 'Reel To Reel': Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall, a screening at the Grammy Museum. Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:00pm.
After-screening talk/Q&A with Amelia Davis, executive producer & owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC, and Michelle Margetts, the film’s main narrator.
Purchase tickets at https://www.universe.com/events/reel-to-reel-show-me-the-picture-the-sto...
October 11 & 13: San Francisco, California
Screening at the Roxie Theater.
After-screening conversation with Amelia Davis, executive producer & owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC; Michelle Margetts, the film’s main narrator; and Meg Schiffler, gallery director for the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries.
Purchase tickets at https://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/show-me-the-picture-the-story-of-jim-m...
Tickets are $13, with 100% of ticket sales going to the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
October 19: New York, New York
The National Arts Club hosts a screening.
After-screening conversation with Amelia Davis, executive producer & owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC; Jeff Rosenheim, the Joyce F. Menschel curator in charge, department of photographs at the Met; and Michelle Margetts, the film’s main narrator.
Preorder Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall on APPLETV & https://www.altavod.com/content/show-me-the-picture
Official release: you can now purchase or rent Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshalll exclusively on APPLETV & https://www.altavod.com/content/show-me-the-picture
Stories behind Jim Marshall's enduring iconic images are retold by Amelia Davis, Jim's longtime assistant and owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC in a special #LeicaConversations, hosted by SmugMug+Flickr's Alastair Jolly.
"The word legacy comes to mind when we think of the life and work of Jim Marshall. Unparalleled access to icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and Johnny Cash bestow a distinction no other photographer can claim: a non-performance Grammy! In this discussion his former assistant and current owner of the Jim Marshall estate, Amelia Davis, shares lively stories of this celebrated icon."
A Zoom event.
Take a trip back 50 years to Woodstock through the lens of Jim Marshall’s camera. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame commemorates the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with the exhibition “Woodstock at 50,” which in addition to peace, love, and music, features many of Jim’s iconic images of the event, including a series of rare prints produced from his archives that are not, and will not, be exhibited elsewhere.
In this interview at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit, Freddie Stone of Sly and the Family Stone recalls his own moves captured on film by Jim Marshall at Woodstock in 1969.
For more information, go to rockhall.com.
Jump into the wild and crazy world of legendary photographer Jim Marshall through the words and pictures in a new book from publisher Chronicle Books.
“Jim Marshall Show Me the Picture” is the compelling story of the acclaimed but troubled photojournalist as told by some of the people who knew him best. The book is richly illustrated with a compilation of Marshall's quintessential images and many never-before-published photos that reflect his interests in cultural and social issues, beyond the music photography for which Marshall is best known.
Preorder the book at http://bit.ly/showmethepicture.
KRON's Marty Gonzalez interviews "Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall" executive producer Amelia Davis and director Alfred George Baily about the legendary photographer and the documenatry film about his life, which was an official selection of the SFFilm Festival.
KPIX's Molly McCrea and Ken Bastida report on Amelia Davis's interview about Jim Marshall, the legendary photography and photojournalist— and his notoriety, which are explored in the documentary "Show Me the PIcture: The Story of Jim Marshall," an official selection of the SFFilm Festival.
Love. Haight. War. Peace. Protest. Civil rights. Social injustice. Assassination.
Jim Marshall was more than just a music photographer. He was a chronicler of the human condition. His incredible life and iconic images of people and events in an extraordinary period of music, art, and cultural change are documented in SHOW ME THE PICTURE: THE STORY OF JIM MARSHALL. Directed by @Alfred George Bailey, the film is an official selection of the @SFFilm Festival. Seating is limited, so grab your tickets now at http://bit.ly/sf-film-jimmarshall.
SHOW ME THE PICTURE: THE STORY OF JIM MARSHALL documentary executive producer Amelia Davis and director Alfred George Bailey talk up the film and Jim’s life and legacy in an interview by Matthew Carey for https://www.nonfictionfilm.com, recorded during the SXSW Festival 2019, where the documentary had its world premiere.
The documentary is an official selection of the SFFILM Festival 2019, with screenings on April 18 and April 21. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/sf-film-jimmarshall.
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