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RadioWest and Utah Film Center have partnered to present the best in documentary filmmaking. We talk with established and new directors who are changing the way audiences see the world and then screen their films.

Through the Lens: Don't Make Me Over

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For the latest installment in our Through the Lens series, we’re trying something different and talking about an in-the-works documentary. Director Ellen Goosenberg-Kent is working on a film called Don’t Make Me Over about the life and career of famed singer Dionne Warwick. Recognized at an early age for her vocal talent, Warwick was one the greatest female voices of her generation and an outspoken advocate for social and political change. Warwick and others will join us to talk about her inspiring journey.

On Wednesday, July 13, the Utah Film Center is hosting a unique event featuring a conversation with Dionne Warwick and Ellen Goosenberg-Kent based around film clips that highlight Warwick’s life, career, and activism, and which will form the foundation for the upcoming documentary in early production. Doug Fabrizio will moderate the conversation, and afterwards Warwick will perform a selection of her greatest hits. The event is a ticketed fund-raiser for the Utah Film Center. DETAILS

GUESTS

  • Dionne Warwick is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer.
  • Dave Wooley is a long-time friend and collaborator of Dionne Warwick. He co-authored Warrick's autobiography My Life as I See It [Amazon|Indiebound]. He's also a co-producer of the forthcoming documentary abuot Warrick's life called Don't Make Me Over.
  • Ellen Goosenberg-Kent is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker. She is the director the forthcoming documentary film Don't Make Me Over: Dionne Warwick's Crossover Journey.

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.