Documenting Celebrities (2021)

  • Industry Programming, Microsession
  • 60min

Music documentaries are a flourishing genre. We talk to two directors premiering new works at TIFF: Alison Klayman, who profiles singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette in Jagged, and Penny Lane, whose film Listening to Kenny G explores the career of the saxophone player. Both projects bring fresh insights to figures who have been widely covered. The filmmakers discuss their approaches and how they navigate the extra scrutiny that comes with the territory.


Alison Klayman


Penny Lane


Thom Powers
Presented by
Showtime Documentary Films