100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Writers Guild Of America 2022 Nomination: BEST DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Newport Beach Film Festival: BEST MUSIC FILM
Critics Choice Documentary Awards Honor: MOST COMPELLING LIVING SUBJECT IN A DOCUMENTARY
2022 Asian American Journalist Association: BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
2022 CAAMFEST: AUDIENCE AWARD
San Diego Asian Film Festival: AUDIENCE AWARD
LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES is an inspirational portrait of the life and career of Rolling Stone magazine’s legendary writer and first music editor, during the great rock and roll era, when music meant more than entertainment. The film is told from Ben’s deeply personal point of view from the man who quite literally had the backstage pass. Long overdue – in fact, more than half a century – filmmaker/journalist Suzanne Joe Kai is pleased to finally tell his true story.
Suzanne’s film features rare and never-made-public images contributed from photographers including world renowned Annie Leibovitz. Annie photographed most of Ben’s cover stories, and as her gift to Ben, his wedding to Dianne.
Join us in bringing Ben’s riveting true story to wider audiences, including developing an educational series and taking the film across the globe! It’s important, now more than ever, that the world gets to know its Asian American heroes.
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“LIKE A ROLLING STONE: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres” project's FISCAL SPONSOR is The Chinese Historical Society of America, a non-profit educational 501 (c3) organization. Tax deductible donations may be made to the film project - see our DONOR Page for details.