2/13/18

DIY Grammy Girls Steps Up to DIY Filmmaker With "When I Sing"



The life story of a true Indie making history at age 50, who stepped up, fell down, hurdled over, and never gave up.

Linda Chorney’s feature film, WHEN I SING premieres at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival festival at Regal / LA LIVE Stadium, 14 Cineplex, in Los Angeles on February 25 at 8:15 PM. Regal  / LA LIVE is at 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., in Los Angeles. 

Funny, irreverent, heartfelt, and real, with Linda Chorney playing herself, this is the story of a singer-songwriter’s wild ride toward finally being "almost famous" after thirty years of gigging on the road. Will being the first truly independent musician nominated for a Grammy be her big break— or break her? 

WHEN I SING is directed by Robin Uriel Russin, co-starring Chris Mulkey, and a cast of hundreds, including eclectic cameos from Jackson Browne to Neil deGrasse Tyson. The soundtrack is made up of Chorney's seven albums. 

Ms. Chorney is doing interviews in support of WHEN I SING. She made history in 2012 as the first independent musician-artist to be nominated for a Grammy for Best Americana Album. http://www.cleveland.com/music/index.ssf/2012/01/the_curious_case_of_grammy_nom.html

So driven to get the truth out after being falsely accused of "gaming the system" to earn her nomination, Chorney (with the support of hundreds of friends and fans) produced this feature, based on her memoir, "Who the f**K is Linda Chorney."

“No one can hurt me when I sing” proclaims Linda Chorney in the movie’s title song.  And Chorney doesn't just talk the talk.  She is an advocate for indies and women within The Recording Academy. http://tucson.com/entertainment/music/tucson-grammy-nominee-heads-petition-to-change-rules/article_3d1f5995-1a45-5862-a7b9-17816c798d47.html


Visit the Festival’s website, hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com.


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Watch the trailer