Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

Alfred George Bailey, USA, UK 2019, 92’
Polish premiere
Memory – The Origins of Alien The Biggest Little Farm

I have always loved cars, guns and cameras. Cars and guns got me into trouble. Cameras havn’t, used to say Jim Marshall (1936-2010), an outstanding photographer. He was the one to take the most famous pictures at Woodstock, he also accompanied the giants of rock and jazz—from John Coltrane and Miles Davis to Rolling Stones and the Beatles— in their tours and recording sessions. His photographs, which are often very intimate and present the big stars not only on the stage, but also in the moments of solitude and personal reflection, tell the fascinating tale of cultural and musical revolution in the late 60’s and early 70’s. He used to call himself “a reporter with a camera,” because he would avoid staged photos and stylizations. At the same time, he lived as a cocaine-fuelled rock star, who gets into the trouble with law all the time. The director of the documentary was inspired not only by Marshall’s pictures, but primarily his complex personality—He was a walking paradox, immensely kind but was prone to angry outbursts, and perhaps because of this he was recognized and captured the best and the worst sides of humanity.

Jakub Demiańczuk


San Francisco IFF 2019 - Audience Award

Alfred George Bailey

A British director, cinematographer, photographer and a jazz drummer. He graduated from London College of Fashion. He lists Woody Allen, Hal Ashby and Bob Rafelson as his favorite directors. For thirty years he has been working with musicians, until he debuted as a filmmaker with a documentary about Gregory Porter, a popular jazz musician. His second movie, Show me the Picture, premiered at SXSW Film Festival in Texas. He currently plans to make a documentary about the influence of Pentecostal Church on the lives of black immigrants in the Great Britain.


2016 Gregory Porter: Don’t Forget Your Music

2019 Show Me the Picture: historia Jima Marshalla / Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

Cast & Crew

director Alfred George Bailey
screenplay Alfred George Bailey
cinematography Alfred George Bailey
editing Adam Biskupski
music Ian Arber
producer Tatiana Kennedy
production Bailey Kennedy Production, Sampsonic Media
sales Film Constellation
language English
coloration colour
stay in touch
festival partners