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