2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Tuesday, March 17
9:15PM - 11:06PM

Alamo Ritz
320 E 6th St


JACO tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who single-handedly changed the course of modern music by redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar. Never-before-seen 8mm film, photographs, and audio recordings unveil the true story behind the legend of Jaco’s life, his music, and his heartbreaking end.

Featuring Joni Mitchell, Sting, Flea, Herbie Hancock, Geddy Lee, Bootsy Collins, Santana, Wayne Shorter and more, JACO will leave you longing for a time when “musicians owned the music industry.” Produced by Metallica's Robert Trujillo with Passion Pictures (Searching for Sugar Man) and directed by Mr. Paul Marchand and Stephen Kijak.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 111min

Director: Paul Marchand, Stephen Kijak

Executive Producer: Robert Trujillo, John Battsek

Producer: Robert Trujillo,

Screenwriter: Paul Marchand, Robert Trujillo

Cinematographer: Roger De Giacomi

Editor: Paul Marchand

Music: Jaco Pastorius

Additional Credits: Executive Producer: John Pastorius IV, Executive Producer: Andrew Ruhemann, Executive Producer: Bob Bobbing, Co-Producer: Roger De Giacomi, Co-Producer: Diane Becker

Principal Cast: Joni Mitchell, Flea, Sting, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Robert Trujillo, Jerry Jemmott, Peter Erskine, Bootsy Collins


Paul Marchand (director/editor) often fills multiple roles on his films. Recently Paul edited Martin Scorsese’s “The 50 Year Argument” and Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” (Sundance Jury Prize). He was also a director of photography on John Maringouin's “Big River Man” (Sundance Best Cinematography) and this year's SXSW film, "Brand: A Second Coming."

Public Film Contact
Kevin Day
Skyrocket Holdings
(818) 817-0895

Publicity Contact
Kevin Day



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