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Her Aim Is True

Director Karen Whitehead and editor Kelli Boyd scheduled to attend | May 26 & May 27

USA | 2013 | 70 minutes | Karen Whitehead

Starting in the 1960s, revered rock music photographer Jini Dellaccio created startling and artistic portraits for bands like The Sonics and The Wailers, rejecting the boring five-member line-up and producing iconic album covers. She’s now 96, living in Seattle, and as cool as ever. World Premiere

May 26, 2013
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May 27, 2013
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The May 27 screening on STANDBY. There are no advance tickets available.

Jini Dellaccio speaks in this film about her life and photos. She was born in Indiana, grew up during the Depression, fell in love with jazz, worked as a self-taught fashion photographer in the 1950s. Dellaccio had already lived a pretty interesting life by the time she started snapping photos of aspiring rockers in the early sixties, and producing the body of work she is known for among both musicians and photographers. At 48, Dellaccio started working with bands like The Sonics and The Wailers, shooting iconic album cover photos of band members with great works of architecture and sculpture, climbing trees, or foregrounded by leather boots. Dellaccio rejected the boring five-member line-up band photograph, and established herself as one of the most exciting, innovative composers in rock photography. Now 96 years old, Dellaccio lives in Seattle, and this masterful film about her fearless life and groundbreaking work was shot entirely in the Pacific Northwest, featuring legendary local music venues like Dimitriou's Jazz Alley and other Washington sites where Dellaccio worked. The film features striking photos taken by Dellaccio of young rockers, models, and even a few self-portraits along with archival photos and film from her early life. The soundtrack and interviews capture the explosion of Pacific Northwest rock that Dellaccio was so keen on documenting.

Director Biography
Karen Whitehead is an accomplished journalist and director, as well as a producer for public television networks in the U.K. She has produced documentary films about history, advocacy for the autism community, and music.

Sponsored in part by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, KCTS 9 Reel NW, National Endowment for the Arts, The Art Institute of Seattle, Underground Tour

Director: Karen Whitehead
Principal Cast: Jini Dellaccio, Merrilee Rush, The Sonics, Buck Ormsby, Steve Lalor
Premier Status: World
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 70 minutes
Producer: Karen Whitehead, Karim Chrobog
Cinematographers: John Jeffcoat, Ryan McMackie
Editors: Kelli Boyd
Website: http://www.heraimistruemovie.com
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: HDCAM
International Sales: Story House Group
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