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‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice’ Pays Tribute to Top Rock Legend at the 2019 KCET Cinema Series

Following a screening of “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice,” directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, along with producer James Keach join Pete Hammond for an in-depth conversation about the making of the documentary.

Rob Epstein’s work includes "Word is Out" (1977); "The Times of Harvey Milk (Academy Award®, Best Documentary Feature, 1984); "The AIDS Show(1986); "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt" (Academy Award®, Best Documentary Feature, 1990); "Where Are We? Our Trip Through America" (1993); "The Celluloid Closet" (Emmy® award for Nonfiction Directing, 1995); "Paragraph 175" (Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival, 2000); "And The Oscar Goes To…"; "End Game" (Oscar®-nominee, Best Documentary Short 2019); and the dramatic narrative features "Howl" (National Board of Review Freedom of Expression Award, 2010), and Lovelace (2013). Rob is the recipient of two Academy Awards®, five Emmy® Awards, three Peabodys, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the IDA Pioneer Award, and the Cinema Eye Legacy Award. With "The Times of Harvey Milk," he made Oscar® history as the first openly gay director to accept the award for an LGBT themed film. Epstein is a professor at the California College of the Arts. His forthcoming film is "State of Pride," which will be released as a YouTube Original in June.

Jeffrey Friedman is an award-winning film director, editor, and producer. Since 1987 he has produced and directed with Rob Epstein through their production company Telling Pictures. Directing credits include the documentaries "End Game" (Oscar® nomination, Best Documentary Short, 2019), "Paragraph 175" (Sundance Directing Award, 2000), "And The Oscar Goes To…" (2014), "The Celluloid Closet" (Emmy® Award, Nonfiction Directing, 1995), "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt" (Academy Award®, Best Documentary Feature, 1989). Jeffrey received his film training in the editing rooms of such films as "Marjoe" (Academy Award®, Documentary Feature, 1972); "The Exorciust" (1973); and "Raging Bull" (Academy Award®, Editing, 1980). His film "State of Pride" (South by Southwest) also premiers in 2019.

James Keach has been a part of the film industry as an actor, director, writer and producer. He has appeared in over fifty feature films and has produced and directed hundreds of hours of television and film. He directed the award-winning "Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me," which showed the legendary singer’s unprecedented “Goodbye Tour” after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. "Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me" was nominated for an Academy Award® and won three Grammy® Awards. In 2018, James directed two documentaries, "Augie" and "Turning Point."

See event photos and listen to the post screening Q&A below.

 

Q&A with KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, and producer James Keach
Q&A with KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, and producer James Keach
Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman in a pre-screening moment in the lobby of the Aero Theatre
Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman in a pre-screening moment in the lobby of the Aero Theatre


 

 

 

 

 

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