From Winning Grammy’s to Debuting at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox

TORONTO, ON – If you are an avid Rock & Roll fan who lives in Toronto, here is an event that is tailor-made for your enjoyment on an otherwise dull Thursday night. Toronto-based Straight Shooters Productions has teamed up with Marina Cordoni Entertainment to present a special one night only, red carpet screening of its feature length documentary Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire. The special event will be hosted at the famous TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at 350 King Street West, on Thursday, December 10th at 7 p.m.

TIFF Bell Lightbox

Chicago native, two-time Grammy Award recipient, singer, songwriter and producer Rickie Lee Jones will be attending the unique one night event. Following the documentary screening, audience members in attendance will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Jones herself and the film’s director Gail Harvey.


Still from Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire.

Set to be released digitally on iTunes in 2016, the 70-minute documentary is directed by Gail Harvey (known for Heartland, Murdoch Mysteries, Lost Girl) and produced by both Harvey and Katie Boland (known for Gerontophilla, Reign) of Straight Shooters Productions.


Still from Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire.

With a successful career spanning over three decades, Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire is a rare but brutally honest look at the poet-musician and rock star; an enduring portrait filled with raw emotion. Via intimate and extensive interviews, the documentary follows Jones as she makes her first album of original music in over a decade (The Other Side of Desire released June 23, 2015). A tale of an exception, outspoken woman and musician, the story is both beautiful and haunting. Jones paints a rather intimate picture of her career in the spotlight as she reflects on aging, morality and the ups and downs of the amazing life she has enjoyed thus far.

RLJ The Other Side of Desire Cover

The Other Side of Desire Album Cover. Source: iTunes

“As brilliant, honest and brave as Rickie Lee Jones herself, Gail Harvey’s film is a shimmering look at how creativity knows no gender or age,” notes New York Times best-selling author Caroline Leavitt. She adds, “Early celebrity has a cost, and that the difficult struggle to make peace with all of that can be transformed into making blazingly original art. Filled with music and insight, this documentary is just enthralling.”

Behind the scenes, Toronto-based Straight Shooters Production is run by award-winning director Gail Harvey and award-winning actress and writer Katie Boland. The production house creates, develops and produces television series, web series, feature films and documentaries for Canadian and international audiences. They are focused on exploring unique and innovative stories that study the human condition. Meanwhile, Marina Cordoni Entertainment provides a dedicated and focused approach to the various stages of feature film production: from creative development, financial pre-production negotiations and completed sales, to marketing and domestic release strategies.

Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire enjoyed its international debut at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival in London, England and is set to travel the festival circuit prior to its iTunes release in 2016. The next stop for the touching documentary is at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox itself this Thursday.

Tickets to the special one-time screening of the film is open to the public and available to purchase right here.

The trailer for Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire can be watched here.

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