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MIPCOM Picks 2010: Lillian Roxon, Mother of Rock

This doc celebrates the life and work of Australian-born rock journalist Lillian Roxon, who, upon arriving in New York City in the late Fifties, immersed herself in the Big Apple's underground music scene and was front row center for the eruption onto the world stage of such explosive artists as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Velvet Underground and scores of other legends.
September 30, 2010


This doc celebrates the life and work of Australian-born rock journalist Lillian Roxon, who, upon arriving in New York City in the late Fifties, immersed herself in the Big Apple’s underground music scene and was front row center for the eruption onto the world stage of such explosive artists as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Velvet Underground and scores of other legends. She also feuded publicly with Germaine Greer, who’s interviewed for the film. Other candid interviews with such luminaries as Iggy Pop and Danny Fields, coupled with rare photos culled from late nights at rock haunt Max’s Kansas City, provide a tantalizing glimpse of Roxon’s life (she passed away in 1973) and passion.
Partners: Lowlands Media; distributed through SBS Content Sales
Length: 52 and 74 minutes
Aired: Melbourne Intl. Film Festival, 2010
Rights available: All rights worldwide

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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