WORLD PREMIERE Roberta Flack’s place in music history was assured when she became the first artist to win back-to-back Grammy Awards for Record of the Year with “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1973) and “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (1974). The depth and complexity of her lyrical and thematic choices, as well as the sophisticated mix of classical and soul influences on her style, all sprang from a woman who thoughtfully interrogated her role and identity throughout her life. Filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio has created a marvelous monument to a singular and unclassifiable musical genius, with commentary from contemporary artists whom she has inspired. – Jaie Laplante

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Antonino D’Ambrosio.

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Director: Antonino D’Ambrosio
Executive Producer: Andrew Hertwitz, George Sampas, Charlie Cohen, Mark Pinkus, Alicia Yaffe, Joan Martin, Suzanne Koga, Michael Kantor, Chuck Mitchell
Producer: Antonino D’Ambrosio, Mike Tyner, Yrthya Dinzey-Flores, Axel Caballero
Cinematographer: Trevor Tweeten
Editor: Karim López (editor), Caitlin Stone (assistant editor)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Year: 2022
Sales Agent: The Film Sales Company