HER AIM IS TRUE
Available until January 13, 2017.
Jini Dellaccio captured images for some of the most memorable album covers from the 1960s. Snubbing convention, Dellaccio reinvented herself in her mid-thirties and became known as one of the most daring and innovative photographers in the field, working with legendary rockers, including the Rolling Stone, The Sonics and Neil Young.
For the first time in 50 years, Dellaccio shares her story and stunning archive, reuniting with musicians and rock photographers for a riveting voyage tracing the roots of her avant-garde artistry and fearless life, including previous stints playing jazz saxophone on the road with all-girl jazz bands and creating jaw-dropping portfolios for fashion models. With a soundtrack and interviews that capture the vibrant music subculture behind the “Northwest Sound,” the film celebrates a legacy lost and found in an enduring story about love, music, indie spirits and breaking the rules.
First time I got to look through the viewer of a Hasselblad, I never wanted to do anything else.
About the Filmmaker
Karen Whitehead is an accomplished journalist and has been a producer of current affairs documentaries and programming since 1991. She is a recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle Award for directing Woodlawn Redux (2008), shot on location in Virginia. Since being based in the United States, Karen has also produced a film on the history of the Berlin Wall and the role of the media, for exhibition at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
Whitehead's indie film Her Aim Is True traces the unheralded artistry of Jini Dellaccio, a pioneer in the field of rock photography in the early1960s. The film premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival and is being distributed by Gravitas Ventures. Through her production company, FUR FACE FILM, Whitehead has another independent feature project in pre-production and is involved with mentoring and professional development as a board member of Women in Film and Video of Washington, DC.