A special screening of the award-winning documentary HER AIM IS TRUE will be held at the Avalon Theatre on September 10, 2014 follow by a discussion session with director Karen Whitehead. The event is part of the Avalon in Focus series and the 35th anniversary celebration of the Women in Film and Television (WIFV). Proceeds from the screening will go to WIFV’s Carolyn’s First Decade Fund.
HER AIM IS TRUE tells the story of Jini Dellaccio, the first female photographer of rock during its early years. She has captured some riveting photographs of countless legendary rockers such as The Sonics and Neil Young. The documentary reunited subjects with artist as the film explores the life of this daring and innovative photographer through music and pictures of some of the most iconic rock musicians in the world.
Quotes from artist on Jin Dellaccio's work
“Jini set the standard for rock photography and more importantly for being a woman in the world of rock.”
Bon Von Wheelie, Girl Trouble
“ Being a woman in this mainly male dominated world, getting the work that she did is phenomenal in itself.”
Lance Mercer, rock photographer (Pearl Jam)
The a cappella group, Venus D Minor will make a special appearance and perform at the event.
The Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Carolyn’s First Decade Fund is a grant that supports individuals in first decade of their media professional career. It also provides outlets for development within the film industry. The fund is named after documentary filmmaker Carolyn Projansky and one of the founding members of WIFV.