Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2022 closed tonight with the documentary film Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over.
The documentary honors one of the greatest female vocalists in history between 1955 and 1999. During her career, she has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and won six Grammy Awards. Warwick was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, the R&B Music Hall of Fame, and the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame. In 2019, she won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The songs “Walk on by,” “Alfie,” and “Don’t Make Me Over” were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Here is the synopsis of the documentary:
With timeless hits such as “What the World Needs Now,” “Say a Little Prayer,” and “Don’t Make Me Over,” Dionne Warwick is a star who took charge of her career and smashed through cultural, racial, and gender barriers to become the soundtrack for generations. Behind her iconic music is a strong woman whose fierce determination not only brought her worldwide success, but also a voice she used to fight for humanitarian causes.
The film won the Special Tribute Award at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier. David Wooley and David Heilbroner directed the documentary. The film features interviews with Burt Bacharach, Gloria Estefan, Snoop Dogg, Gladys Knight, Bill Clinton, and more.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director David Wooley on the red carpet at the festival for the closing night film.
Also, many guests and films from the festival walked the carpet. They are also interviewed by LRM Online.
Some of the guests included Schelby Jean-Baptiste, Marilyn Cooke, Graciela Cabello, Timnit Kefela, Lindsey Hagen, Marita De La Torre, Alessandro Gentile, Mireia Vilanova, JLee MacKenzie, and Ben Lopez
Watch these red carpet interviews below.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Santa Barbara International Film Festival