LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES

Directed by Suzanne Joe Kai

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

Suzanne Joe Kai’s documentary LIKE A ROLLING STONE relishes the task of bringing to light the life and work of perhaps the most revered and influential music journalist of all time, Ben Fong-Torres, the legendary writer and original editor in charge of Rolling Stone magazine’s music coverage. What we see unfold is a quintessential story of a Chinese American overcoming the struggles of an immigrant family in the middle of the 20th century and carving his own path to create a storied life.

Interviews with Marvin Gaye, Jim Morrison, Sir Elton John, Annie Leibovitz, and Carlos Santana show Fong-Torres’ reach and influence. However, it’s his humble and rounded presence, grounded by his sense of responsibility to family and community, that will impress you about the man. This film is a deft balancing act between a gentle personal portrait and a star studded profile of a breathtaking career. — Joel Quizon

CREDITS
Director: Suzanne Joe Kai
Writer: Suzanne Joe Kai
Producer: Suzanne Joe Kai
Executive Producer: Freida Lee Mock, Doug Blush, Alvin Lau, Tony Hsieh, Bryn Mooser
Director of Photography: Jason Joseffer, Hiroshi Hara, Frazer Bradshaw
Editor: Supervising Editor: Doug Blush, Editors: Greg Byers, William Gilmore, Daniel Lawrence
Composer: Miles Ito, Jeremy Grody
Sound Designer: Jeremy Grody (Sound Logic Post)

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