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Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time. She’s also a tragic and misunderstood performer who blazed new creative trails before she died in 1971 at age 27. Virtually every female rocker since claims Joplin as an influence. In a new documentary, filmmaker Amy Berg explores Joplin’s singular, complicated, but often beleaguered life. Berg joins us Monday to offer new understanding of a complex woman whose meteoric rise and sudden demise changed music forever.

On Tuesday, December 22, the Utah Film Center is holding a free screening of Amy Berg’s latest film Janis: Little Girl Blue at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Downtown Library. Director Amy Berg will be there for a Q&A after the film. DETAILS

Amy Berg is the director of the documentary films Prophet’s Prey, West Memphis Three, and Deliver Us From Evil. Her latest film is called Janis: Little Girl Blue also screening in Salt Lake City at The Tower Theatre. DETAILS

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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