Avalon in Focus

AVALON IN FOCUS is a program designed to hold single-night premieres of new films in Washington DC, often in partnership with other local or national organizations and/or filmmakers themselves. IN FOCUS screenings will be diverse in subject, but all will feature post-screening discussions or performances allowing the audience a chance to explore the process of filmmaking in greater depth.

IN FOCUS events are periodically scheduled special events. Please check back later for information on our next IN FOCUS event.

Wed, Sep 10


  71 min • in English • Official Site

A joint presentation by the Avalon Theatre and Women in Film and Video featuring a post-show Q&A with director Karen Whitehead.

In 1964, a middle-aged self-taught photographer, Jini Dellaccio, began hanging out with raucous garage bands like The Sonics in her backyard, creating startling images and innovative album covers. Soon she was grabbing unprecedented portraits of Neil Young and early performances by bands like The Who, Rolling Stones, and Mamas & Papas. Musicians and rock photographers join Jini Dellaccio on an inspiring tour of her ingenuity and style, with a soundtrack and interviews that capture the Pacific Northwest’s vibrant music subculture. At the heart of this film though, is a legacy lost and found in an enduring story about love, creativity and indie spirit, with universal appeal.

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