"Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones" US film premiere

Roy Orbison

Uncover the man behind the shades and meet iconic Texas-born balladeer Roy Orbison through his own words. Join us for the U.S. film premiere of this one-hour documentary that casts new light on the triumphs and tragedies that beset Orbison's career. Watch unseen performances, home movies and interviews with Jeff Lynne, T Bone Burnett, his family and others. Orbison created lasting hits like "Only The Lonely" and "Crying" but also experienced a rollercoaster life, often reflected in the dark lyrics of his songs, from success to rejection to rediscovery in the '80s with the Traveling Wilburys supergroup.

Discussion and Q&A to follow with filmmaker Jeremy Marre and Peter Lehman, professor of English and director of the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture at Arizona State University.

Jeremy Marre is the founder of Harcourt Films production company and has worked on dozens of films and television series throughout his career. He is best known for his Beats of the Heart series which introduced world music and its performers to international audiences and he has worked on features highlighting other famous musicians such as Otis Redding, James Brown, and Marvin Gaye. His documentary "Classic Albums: Paul Simon - Graceland" examined the creation of the musician's critically acclaimed solo album which brought new light to South African music. Marre will be formally honored for his career achievements in documentary filmmaking, jointly, by Peter Lehman from the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture and Ellie Hutchison from Arizona Humanities.

This program is made possible by the ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture and Arizona Humanities in partnership with ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Hanson and Schwam Public Relations.

Peter Lehman
Department of English/Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture
Harkins Theatre Tempe Marketplace