Changin’ Times of Ike White, The (2019)

Rated N/R, Documentary, 77 Minutes

Ike White was a musical prodigy who recorded a funk and soul classic album inside a Californian prison in 1974. Then he disappeared. 30 years later, director Dan Vernon tracked him down, only to find a trail of wives, lives and false identities that leave as many questions as answers. Released in 1974, "Changin' Times" was a stunning album of songs recorded in extraordinary circumstances - the first ever commercial album recorded inside an American prison by an inmate. It's creator was a musical prodigy, Ike White, who was jailed for life at the age of 19 for murder. With never-before-seen archive, the film charts Ike's journey out from prison into industry adulation and life as a free man, eventually leading to his reinvention as a performer for hire called David Maestro.

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SBIFF Schedule
  • 01/22/2020
  • Metro 1
  • 8:00 pm - 9:17 pm
  • 01/24/2020
  • Fiesta 4
  • 4:20 pm - 5:37 pm
Reviewed on January 11, 2020 by Jon Kaye

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