DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK: Her Aim Is True (w/ Director Karen Whitehead in person!) + Fortune - A short film by Naomi Yang (w/ live score by Damon & Naomi!)

This award-winning film by British filmmaker Karen Whitehead, tells Jini Dellaccio’s incredible and unlikely story as the first woman photographer of rock ‘n’ roll in its early years. Snubbing convention, Dellaccio reinvented herself in the mid 1960s as one of the most daring and innovative composers in the field, working with legendary rockers from The Sonics to Neil Young, and even capturing early performances by bands such as The Who and The Rolling Stones. For the first time in 50 years, Dellaccio shares her story and stunning archive, reuniting with musicians and rock photographers for a riveting voyage tracing the roots of her avant-garde artistry and fearless life including her stint playing jazz saxophone with all girl bands in the 1930s and crafting jaw-dropping portfolios for models, that began when she was living in California. With a soundtrack and interviews that capture the vibrant music subculture behind the “Northwest Sound”, the film celebrates a legacy lost and found in an enduring story about love, music, indie spirits and breaking the rules. HER AIM IS TRUE has been executive produced by Eddie Vedder (“Pearl Jam”).

Dir. Karen Whitehead, 2013, 70 min.

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A silent film directed by musician Naomi Yang (formerly of Galaxie 500), with original soundtrack by her current band Damon & Naomi.

NORMAN’s father was a society portrait painter. After his father’s death, Norman faces the burden of inheriting his father’s life’s work. He struggles with conflicting feelings about a man who was a gifted artist, but a difficult and unsupportive father. In this emotional journey Norman reconnects with his own artistic nature, something that had not been possible while his father was alive — finally emerging from his father’s shadow, and the shadow of his grief.

Co-edited with acclaimed experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky.

Dir. Naomi Yang

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