Freda Kelly, who was profiled in the Beatles documentary “Good Ol' Freda,” is among those named one of the most notable and significant documentary subjects of the year for Cinema Eye's first-ever list of “Unforgettables,” the film announced Oct. 23 on its Facebook page as reported by IndieWire.
"It's a well-deserved honor for Freda and shows how positively not only Beatles fans, but also the film community at large, are responding to her story," director Ryan White told Beatles Examiner. "She waited 50 years to tell this story and was so nervous about finally taking the plunge, so I hope accolades like this from Cinema Eye Honors validate it for her."
The newly established list pays tribute to “notable faces of documentary films.”
"Documentaries often live and die by the degree to which a subject will allow a filmmaker to come into their lives and record often private events for very public viewing. With this list, we hope to encourage the discussion of the subject’s role in the filmmaking process and to publicly acknowledge the rich collaborations that often take place between subjects and filmmakers,” Cinema Eye Founding Director AJ Schnack told IndieWire.
Additionally, "Good Ol' Freda" is also competing for an Audience Award from the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards! The online voting started today (Oct. 24). You can put in your vote for the award at this link.
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