Arclight’s original documentary short is inspired by the acclaimed exhibition “Who Shot Rock & Roll” and explores the groundbreaking collaborations between photographers and recording artists who came together to create some of the most enduring images in rock history. Covering the early 1950s thru the present, “Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film” tells the stories behind the photos and takes viewers on a visual journey through the many eras of rock and roll. Powerful imagery and insightful commentary give viewers a unique glimpse into photography’s impact on rock and roll.
The 37-minute film features interviews, new photographs and never-before-seen footage spotlighting the work of Edward Colver, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger and Guy Webster. Shot in Los Angeles, New York and the United Kingdom, the film also features musicians Alice Cooper, Noel Gallagher, Debbie Harry and Henry Rollins. In a special segment, the film rediscovers Linda McCartney through images handpicked by Paul McCartney and a rare interview with Mary McCartney discussing her mother’s rarely seen, historic work. The film includes iconic songs and music from Blondie, The Doors, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, The Who – and more.
“Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film” is directed by Steven Kochones and premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2013. It is an Official Selection of 18 film festivals including the Traverse City Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and Ojai Film Festival. The film has been honored with four festival awards including three for Best Documentary Short.
A Presentation of the Annenberg Space for Photography. Produced and Directed by Steven Kochones. Producer: Joe Russo. Editor: James W. Pendorf. Director of Photography: John Tipton. Line Producer: Allan Wachs. Production Manager: Steven Morales. Technical Director: Karlo David. Running time: 37 minutes.