03/05. Wednesday

19:00 Trueba cinemas 1

Lee Fields: Faithful Man

Jessamyn Ansary, Joyce Mishaan (United States - 2023 - 78’ - VOSE - Opera prima - Spanish Premiere)

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Lee Fields is a funk and soul legend 50 years in the making. In this feature documentary, his journey to find his place in soul music history takes you from vinyl to virtual — and back again. His voice has been compared to James Brown, but Lee Fields is no knock-off. He’s the real thing. Listening to the soul sounds coming through his transistor radio in the late fifties and early sixties, Lee was hooked. Through the seventies, he made his living touring the legendary Chitlin’ Circuit alongside some of the greatest names in blues and soul history. He landed a gig with Kool and the Gang before their rise to fame. But, as the seventies came to a close, disco began its reign and Lee's soul career plummeted. For decades, he thought his music dreams were dead. But with one phone call, everything changed... Interspersed with striking, never-before seen performances of new and classic Lee Fields songs, the film takes us through Lee's memories from the moment soul music began, to his hard-won present-day success, and shows how 50 years of changing technology have conspired to create one beautiful but fleeting moment in music history.

Data sheet

  • Director: Jessamyn Ansary, Joyce Mishaan
  • Year: 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Length: 78 min.
  • Original language: English
  • Leadings: Lee Fields
  • Producers: Jessamyn Ansary, Joyce Mishaan
  • Film company: First Ocktopus LLC

Jessamyn Ansary

Jessamyn Ansary

Jessamyn Ansary is a screenwriter and documentaries and television producer. Most recently, she has cast the leads in an HBO Max series about modern dating, produced aseries of short documentaries for eBay, and co-produced a true crime documentary for Hulu. In addition to her work on Lee Fields: Faithful Man, Jessamyn is currently a screenwriter for the Oxygen true crime series Snapped.

Joyce Mishaan

Joyce Mishaan

Joyce Mishaan got her start in television and film as a production assistant on MTV's Making the Band. Since then, she has accumulated over a decade of experience creating unscripted content for major television networks. She is the producer and Co-EP of Brooklynification, a scripted digital comedy series about gentrification in Brooklyn, created by writer Christopher Poindexter and director Keith Miller, commissioned by BRIC TV and distributed by Amazon Prime. In addition to her work on Lee Fields: Faithful Man, Joyce is currently executive producing the new Food Network series Ciao House and video producer for the MAKERS 2022 conference.