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CINEMATHEQUE AT HOME

The Changin’ Times of Ike White

Available to rent for $8.99
February 26 - March 25
Directed by Daniel Vernon
2018, UK, 78 min

This title is available to rent via Cinematheque at Home for $8.99. This is not only an opportunity for our patrons to see new cinema, but is an important way that they can continue to support independent film during this pandemic with 50% of all sales supporting our theatre.

One of the greatest missing person stories since Searching for Sugarman. Serving a life sentence for murder in the early 1970s, music prodigy Ike White had plenty of time to perfect his musical talent, but no hope of putting it to use in the outside world. From this notoriety, he was able to record an album inside the prison with producer Jerry Goldstein (War, Sly and the Family Stone). Superstar Stevie Wonder lobbied successfully for Ike’s early release from prison. Director Dan Vernon and producer Vivienne Perry spent 18 months tracking down Ike White after hearing an incredible track from his album now regarded as a lost classic of soul and funk. Ike was poised for stardom but instead he went off the grid for over 40 years. When we pick up the story again his life takes an unpredictable turn that makes us wonder… who is the real Ike White?

Reviews

Jaw dropping. Five stars. Gritty, evocative and poignant, this absorbing tale had the twists and turns of a drama. It recalled a cross between the Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man (about mysterious musician Sixto Rodriguez) and Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can (about con artist Frank Abagnale). Ike White had a life worth of secrets.
-Michael Hogan, The Telegraph.
It is one of the most remarkable music documentaries you will ever see. The story of the greatest soulman you've never heard, it starts with Ike serving life for murder and ends with a series of rapid fire twists and turns, which knock you off the sofa.
- Stuart Clark, Hot Press
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