Released in 1976, Changin’ Times was an extraordinary album recorded in extraordinary circumstances. The artist, Ike White, was a musical prodigy who was in prison since the age of 19, serving life for murder. Produced by legendary music producer Jerry Goldstein, the album became Ike’s ticket to freedom. But, on the cusp of stardom, Ike slipped out of the limelight, changed his name and disappeared. This is his story.
Backers: Northern Ireland Screen, BBC, NDR, SVT, DR, YLE, NRK, Movistar, VPRO, Channel 8, Meadow Fund
“This is one of a kind tale you just need to see… it isn’t what you expect (it wasn’t what I expected)… One of the absolute must sees at the Camden International Festival.”
— Steve Kopian, Unseen Films
“Here is a film about a man who changed lives and identities as often and as radically as Frank Abagnale in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can (2002). The documentary itself assumes a similar chameleon fluidity, beginning as a rote musical biopic before morphing into, respectively, a true crime mystery, a found footage collage, and finally a gutting meditation on healing and forgiveness.”
— Nathanael Hood, The Young Folks
Camden International Film Festival 2019 – Competition [World Premiere]