SUMMIT, NJ - The Film Society of Summit and the Visual Arts Center of NJ will host a community screening of "Her Aim is True" March 13 at 7 p.m. A discussion will follow with the film's director, Karen Whitehead
The documentary brings together musicians and rock photography in an inspiring and unforgettable journey. This award-winning film explores the aesthetic of unlikely rock 'n' roll photographer Jini Dellaccio, who visualized punk before it had a name, and embodied indie before it was cool. The program, held at The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, will begin with a special tour of spring exhibitions led by curator Mary Birmingham.
Dellaccio, the first woman photographer of rock 'n' roll in its early years. snubbed convention, and reinvented herself in the mid 1960s as one of the most daring and innovative composers in the field, working with legendary rockers from The Sonics to Neil Young, and even capturing early performances by bands such as The Who and The Rolling Stones.
For the first time in 50 years, Dellaccio shares her story and stunning archive, reuniting with musicians and rock photographers for a riveting voyage tracing the roots of her avant-garde artistry and fearless life. With a soundtrack and interviews that capture the vibrant music subculture behind the “Northwest Sound”, the film celebrates a legacy lost and found in an enduring story about love, music, indie spirits and breaking the rules.
The film, by Washington,DC-based British filmmaker Whitehead, has been an official selection of the Seattle International Film Festival, the Hotsprings Documentary Film Festival, the Tall Grass International Film Festival, and won the Audience Choice Award at the Tacoma Film Festival. Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of Pearl Jam, served as executive producer.
Admission including wine and refreshments is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $12 for members. and tickets are available at smarttix.com. Seating is limited.
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is located at 88 Elm Street.