The lights, the crowds, the music! Ben Fong-Torres covered it all at Rolling Stone magazine as its first music editor and legendary writer. Ben’s life is an epic sweep through the world of rock and roll, and his groundbreaking work helped define American culture. He became a voice of a generation which changed America forever.
Our film has new, exclusive interviews with Ben and Elton John, Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Bob Weir, Steve Martin, Rolling Stone's co-founder Jann Wenner, Annie Leibovitz, Cameron Crowe (ALMOST FAMOUS), and many more. 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. 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. Ben Fong-Torres granted filmmaker Suzanne Joe Kai exclusive rights to his rare and never-made-public recordings from his personal archives for her project. These archives include many of the world's iconic music artists including Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Linda Ronstadt, Jim Morrison's last interview, and more.
Join us in bringing Ben’s riveting true story to wider audiences across the globe! (Currently on Netflix to English-speaking countries) We have projects based on our film in the works now! It’s important, now more than ever, that the world gets to know its Asian American heroes. “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 DONATE NOW page for details.