Directed by Dan Vernon, The Changin’ Times of Ike White, the new revelatory documentary on jailed musical genius Ike White, protégé of Stevie Wonder and Jerry Goldstein, will open nationwide in Virtual Cinema on December 4.
The film will open in New York – New Plaza Cinema and Sol Cinema Cafe, Los Angeles – Laemmle and Lumiere Cinema. Additional cities to follow include: Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco and more!
Serving a life sentence for murder in the early 1970s, music prodigy Ike White had plenty of time to perfect his musical talent, but no hope of putting it to use in the outside world. Ike’s skills were exceptional enough, though, that his story captured the media’s attention. From this notoriety, he was able to record an album inside the prison with big-time producer Jerry Goldstein (War, Sly and the Family Stone). Superstar Stevie Wonder lobbied successfully for Ike’s early release from prison. With an acclaimed album under his belt and the support of Wonder and others in the industry, Ike was poised for stardom. But, instead, he went off the grid for over 40 years. Daniel Vernon’s mesmerizing new documentary is unpredictable and moving, echoing the strange journey of Ike White.
“There are many ‘Ike Whites’ in this world. Let’s give these men a fare, making not the color of his skin his final fate for being behind bars.”– Stevie Wonder, Changin’ Times sleeve notes