Wednesday, 15 September 2010

TIFF 2010: Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon

I am more than happy (can you tell?) to be posing with the guys from MOTHER OF ROCK: LILLIAN ROXON: director, Paul Clarke (orange shirt), producer, Robert de Young (gray jacket) and legendary rock photographer, Leee Black Childers (striped shirt). Had a great interview with the trio on the floor of Paul's hotel room at the Hyatt Regency; Leee held court in a desk chair (as befitting rock royalty).
I could spend a whole day with Leee and not learn everything about the people he has met, photographed and rubbed shoulders with. No doubt, Paul and Robert felt the same way when they were working on the documentary about Lillian Roxon, the rock critic who also wrote the historic Rock Encyclopedia. She was a woman way ahead of her time, recognizing such talents as Leee himself (fresh from the south when she met him in New York), Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, The Doors and countless others. The documentary is a revelation about an extraordinary woman who died way too young (in her thirties) and who never saw the rise of the talents she wrote about, and the change that she predicted would come in the rock scene. Hope you can catch the film at TIFF 2010.

Wednesday September 15 8:30:00 PM AMC 9
Saturday September 18 12:00:00 PM AMC 2

My interview will air on CIUT 89.5 FM's The More the Merrier at a date to be determined.

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