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New Documentaries With Special Appearances

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The Tribeca Film Festival will be held at a variety of outdoor venues in New York City from June 9 through June 20. They include a couple of documentaries which Elton has contributed to.

 
One of them, Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, was originally slated to premiere at the event last year, but the festival was scrapped because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the film will get its world premiere on the 15th of June at the Battery waterfront park. 
 
In Long Promised Road, the Beach Boy discusses his life and career with Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine as the pair drive around Los Angeles, California, visiting sites of significance to the musician and his group. There's also input from quite a few notables. Besides Elton, they include Jim James, Nick Jonas, Al Jardine, Bruce Springsteen, Jakob Dylan, and Linda Perry. In addition, there's a new song, Right Where I Belong, which Wilson recorded specifically for the project.
 
A couple of days before that, also at the Battery, folks can catch Suzanne Joe Kai's Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres. Through conversations with colleagues and pals like Annie Leibovitz and Cameron Crowe, as well as recordings from the writer's archives--including Elton, Jim Morrison, and Ray Charles--the aim is to show why Ben was the interviewer many bands actually requested. He is credited with treating each musician with admiration for their craft, while also seeing them as individuals rather than icons.
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