United States 2017, 123 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
Clive Davis, “the mentsch with the golden ears”, has been steering the tastes of young music consumers for over forty years. At 85, he looks back on his impressive career—which nonetheless had its share of hurdles, scandals and disappointments—and tries to explain how a young lawyer who never had any real interest in music discovered (and signed) Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, Earth, Wind & Fire, Puff Daddy, Patti Smith, Whitney Houston and dozens of other superstars.
Davis talks about the moments that shaped both his life and the entire music industry—because he was never just another suit-and-tie executive; he was a guru who lived and breathed stardom.
Previous Festivals:Tribeca, IDFA
Production: Michael Bernstein
Production Company: Rsa Films/ Scott Free
Cinematography: Kenny Stoff
Music: Paul Henning
Born and raised in the Bronx, Chris received his BA from Columbia University and his MFA from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. 2017 saw the release of two feature documentaries -- Apple Music's CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, which was the opening night film at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Music Documentary; and FOREMAN, the definitive portrait of legendary boxer and pitchman George Foreman, which premiered on Epix and was released by Universal International.