Tina by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin will open the 17th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival which will take place on cinemas from August 12th – 17th, 2021.
About the festival:
Since their launching in 2005, JIMFF has grown to be one of the largest music-themed film festivals in Asia and it has consistently gained popularity among both film and music lovers alike. They have strived to recognize and support the ever-growing creative filmmakers and musicians from all around the world. The Jecheon International Music & Film Festival is presented by Jecheon International Music & Film Festival and hosted by Jecheon International Music & Film Festival Executive Committee.
Tina Turner. She is a multi-platinum musician, one of Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Great Artists’ and the Queen of Rock and Roll who also has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nevertheless, she has long been remembered as sexually and economically exploited by her ex-husband and a musical partner, Ike Turner. In 1981, three years after a divorce, she revealed in an interview with People magazine that she was abused by her ex-husband. Director Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, the winner of the Academy Award 2012, earned the motif of the film from this interview. It sheds light on the shadow behind the musically successful ‘Ike-Tina’ duo in the 1960s and 1970s, but it doesn’t fall into a cliché documentary about the abuse. Instead, as the title of the film TINA suggests, the film persuasively depicts a great female artist who has rediscovered herself thoroughly through her own voice and experience and has rewritten her own history. She was 45 years old when she sang her hit song, Private Dancer” in front of tens of thousands of audiences at a huge stadium. This song gave her back with the title queen of Rock, when the rock music was exclusively enjoyed by young people. And that’s why she calls this song her debut song, not a comeback song. In this film, we encounter heroism of a female pop star who has overcome a hard life and found herself. (MAENG Soojin – JIMFF 2021)
Thursday 12 August, 2021 | Jecheon City Cultural Center | 19:00 pm
Saturday 14 August, 2021 | Megabox Jecheon 7 | 15:00 pm
Tuesday 17 August, 2021 | Jecheon City Cultural Center | 19:00 pm
About the Directors:
Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin are an Academy Award and Emmy Award winning directing partnership. Undefeated, their debut feature-length film about a struggling football program in North Memphis, TN was awarded the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Their follow-up film, LA92, which chronicles the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles using only existing archival sources, won the 2017 Prime-time Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking and was shortlisted for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. TINA marks their third feature film.
For more information about the festival please go to: https://www.jimff.org/eng
*Main photo : Rhonda Graam