Film

The amazing life of legendary photographer Jim Marshall comes into sharp focus in the acclaimed documentary Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall. Told through hundreds of images of his iconic photos and interviews with his famous and not-so-famous subjects of his photos and friends and associates, the film is a poignant profile of a brilliant, complex and, at times, volatile man.

Marshall was a master lensman with an all-access pass to the musicians, music, and seminal events that defined the Sixties’ counterculture and social movements. A child of immigrants, he had an innate curiosity about the people and the social issues dominating the latter half of the 20th century. And he had incredible timing, capturing decisive moments of some of the most iconic figures in music history: among them, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and Miles Davis. Throughout his groundbreaking career, Marshall crossed boundaries to record an extraordinary period of history. His images of protest, civil unrest, and poverty, along with his stunning photography of the American jazz scene, San Francisco’s Summer of Love, and the early New York folk scene, are powerful. His abrasive but honest approach, combined with an incredible skill to build trust, allowed Marshall exceptional access to his subjects and enabled him to expand his portfolio beyond celebrities, to document history across the ages. In 2014, four years after his death, Marshall was honored with the Recording Academy’s Trustees Award (a Grammy Award), for his contribution to chronicling music history.

List of screenings

October 4: Austin, Texas
Jack Daniel’s presents a screening of Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall at 3TEN At ACL Live.

Featuring a Q&A after the show with Amelia Davis, executive producer & owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC; Eli Reed, award-winning photojournalist; Michelle Margetts, the film’s main narrator; and Mary Alice Harper, head of visual materials description & access, Harry Ransom Center.

More info at jackandjim2021

October 6: Los Angeles, California
Leica Gallery LA hosts a screening at Leica LA, 7–9pm.

After-screening conversation with Jeff Garlin, actor & comedian, and Amelia Davis, executive producer & owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC.

RSVP Leica LA

October 7: Los Angeles, California
The Grammy Museum L.A. Live presents ‘Reel To Reel’: Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall, a screening at the Grammy Museum. Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening starts at 7:00pm.

After-screening talk/Q&A with Amelia Davis, executive producer & owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC, and Michelle Margetts, the film’s main narrator.

Purchase tickets at universe.com/events

October 11 & 13: San Francisco, California
Screening at the Roxie Theater.

After-screening conversation with Amelia Davis, executive producer & owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC; Michelle Margetts, the film’s main narrator; and Meg Schiffler, gallery director for the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries.

Purchase tickets at roxie.com
Tickets are $13, with 100% of ticket sales going to the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

October 19: New York, New York
The National Arts Club hosts a screening.

After-screening conversation with Amelia Davis, executive producer & owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC; Jeff Rosenheim, the Joyce F. Menschel curator in charge, department of photographs at the Met; and Michelle Margetts, the film’s main narrator.

RSVP eventbrite.com

Streaming options

September 28
Preorder Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall on APPLETV & Altavod.com

October 12
Official release: you can now purchase or rent Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall exclusively on APPLETV & Altavod.com

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