Sun Feb 24, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
When I Sing
Directed by Robin Uriel Russin
U.S.A.| 96 min | 2017
After playing in bars and self-producing albums for 30 years with dreams of making it, feisty singer/songwriter Linda Chorney makes history as the first truly independent artist nominated for a Grammy. Although this tremendous validation should be her Cinderella Story, some of the industry bad guys poop in her glass slipper.
Chorney rides the ups and downs of this emotional roller coaster of elation and cheers, but also false accusations and even threats from those upset that she stormed the music industry’s castle.
Along the way she does her best to find the humor in it all as she does a video blog about her experience– and falls in love with her biggest fan.
Robin Uriel Russin
Robin Uriel Russin has written, produced and directed for film, TV and the theater, including the box office hit On Deadly Ground; America’s Most Wanted; and Vital Signs on ABC, where he was Senior Producer. Robin is co-author with William Missouri Downs of the books Screenplay: Writing the Picture, now in its second edition (which was reviewed by Lew Hunter, co-chair of UCLA’s screenwriting department, as the “best book about screenwriting and being a screenwriter ever written.”), and Naked Playwriting. A Rhodes Scholar, Robin has degrees from Harvard, Oxford, Rhode Island School of Design, and UCLA. His original one-hour pilot script about King David, Beloved, was adapted by ABC TV as Of Kings and Prophets. He recently wrote the screenplay for 2 Hearts, a feature being released later this year and starring Jacob Elordi and Radha Mitchell. Robin is a professor of screenwriting and playwriting in the Department of Theatre, Film & Digital Production at the University of California, Riverside.