Tribeca Film Festival have announced that the world premiere of ‘Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives’ will open the 2017 festival. Directed by Chris Perkel, the documentary is based on Davis’ autobiography, detailing the life, career, and historic influence of the producer as he went from humble beginnings to become one of music’s most iconic figures. Nicknamed ‘The Man with the Golden Ears,’ Davis signed, influenced, and drove the careers of the likes of Whitney Houston, Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and The Kinks. “We are excited to have this powerful film premiere on our opening night,” said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of the Tribeca Film Festival, who described the documentary as “a fascinating exploration of his remarkable story and the impact that a great producer can have on artists and music.”
The 16th edition of the festival will open at Radio City Music Hall with this unique blend of independent film and legendary music, with the premiere being followed by a concert that will include performances from Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, and Earth, Wind & Fire, all of who have worked closely with Davis. “The Tribeca Film Festival has a wonderful tradition of artists supporting artists, so honoring Clive Davis and his unwavering commitment to music and creativity is the perfect way to open our 16th annual festival,” said Tribeca’s Paula Weinstein. “With special live performances by some of the most talented artists of our time, it will be an unforgettable night to celebrate the arts and Clive.”
The world premiere of ‘Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives’ takes place on Wednesday 19th April 2017. The festival will run from 19-30th April 2017. Visit the website for more information and tickets.