Director DENNY TEDESCO (US 2022) 102 min
From Denny Tedesco, the award-winning director of The Wrecking Crew!, comes a new documentary charting the journey of a group of close friends who became the premiere studio band for the musical icons of the ’70s and beyond. They may not be as familiar as the stars they collaborated with, but you’ll find their names in the liner notes of many favorite albums of the singer-songwriter era. These five talented musicians — Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Steve Postell — musically clicked together and became the coveted session players for a new generation of hitmakers like James Taylor, Carole King, Warren Zevon, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne. This is the up-close-and-personal story of the artists who shunned the spotlight but loved being on the road and in the studio with their heroes, steering the course of musical history to this day.
IN PERSON: Director DENNY TEDESCO, Musicians LELAND SKLAR and RUSS KUNKEL
Join us following the program for a reception in celebration of the Bay Area Premiere.
9:00pm – 11:00pm
LOTUS CUISINE OF INDIA
812 4th Street, San Rafael
SATURDAY, MAY 13 • 6:30
FILM ONLY: $25 General / $20 CAFILM Members
FILM & RECEPTION: $45 General / $40 CAFILM Members
DENNY TEDESCO grew up in Los Angeles and began his film career as a set decorator on feature films including Eating Raoul (1982), as well as a lighting technician and location producer for IMAX. His 2008 feature documentary The Wrecking Crew! (MVFF 2008) was inspired by his father Tommy Tedesco’s illustrious career as a session guitar player in Los Angeles.
|RUNNING TIME:||102 min|
|PRODUCERS:||Jonathan Sheldon, Gregory Richling, Jack Piatt|
|EDITORS:||Ryan Nunnerley Justin Williams, Chris Peterson|
|NOTE WRITER:||Kelly Clement|