Release from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
As part of general admission, enjoy a special viewing of Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall. Marshall's photography is part of our Woodstock at 50 special exhibit celebrating the legendary festival's anniversary.
The first screening begins at 1pm in our Foster Theater and after the film's first screening, Executive Producer, Amelia Davis joins Woodstock at 50 Curator, Nwaka Onwusa for a live Q&A and book signing of Jim Marshall's Show Me The Picture book available to guests before it's official August 20th release date.
The film, showing exclusively at the Rock Hall, will play on loop until the museum closes.
About the film:
A child of immigrants, Marshall battled inner demons and fought his way to become one of the most trusted mavericks to emerge from the latter half of the 20th century. A passion for music first drew Marshall to capture the influencers transforming the stage, from jazz greats to Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and The Rolling Stones. His abrasive but honest approach to his subjects combined with his incredible skill to build trust expanded his portfolio beyond celebrities, documenting both the ‘60s music scene and the seismic social changes that shaped the turbulent decade. An icon in his own right, Marshall was the man with five Leica M4s hanging around his neck.
About Amelia Davis:
Amelia Davis, the longtime personal assistant to Jim Marshall, is an accomplished San Francisco-based photographer and the sole beneficiary of the legendary photographer’s estate. She established Jim Marshall Photography LLC with the primary goal to preserve and protect Marshall’s extraordinary legacy as a discerning photojournalist and a pioneer in rock-and-roll photography. The estate is continuing the legacy of Jim Marshall through sales and licensing, exhibitions, publishing, and the development of a comprehensive catalog as a reference for the totality of his life’s work.
"Both Jim and I documented human emotion at times when most people wanted to look away because they only wanted to see what was pretty," Ms. Davis explains. "Truth and reality can be hard to look at but it can be done in a way that shows the dignity of the moment no matter who or what it is. By confronting reality in a true and honest matter, my hope is that people will start dialogues with each other about important issues that we are facing today by looking back at the past and learning from it. The only way we can move forward is by looking at the past. This is the legacy both Jim Marshall and I have left for future generations to learn from and be inspired by to do the same."
Ms. Davis studied photography at the University of California at Davis, receiving a BA in studio art. Her photography has been in galleries, juried shows, selected group shows, magazines, and textbooks, and is in private collections. She has also published three photo-documentary books of her own work: "The First Look," about breast cancer survivors; "My Story: A Photographic Essay On Life With Multiple Sclerosis," about living with MS; and "Faces of Osteoporosis," about osteoporosis.