If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd

If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd

Featuring rare interviews and never-before-seen archive, If I Leave Here Tomorrow takes viewers on a trip through the history, myth and legend of the greatest American rock band of all time. Rising from the swamps of the Deep South these good ol’ boys from Jacksonville, FL came to define an era with their hard rocking boogie-woogie sound, their drunken and dangerous antics, and their controversial use of the rebel flag. The film also serves as a portrait of band leader Ronnie Van Zant; Simple Man, Country Boy, Whiskey Rock-a-Roller, a poet and prophet for the common man whose life was cut tragically short, but whose legacy endures to this day.

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Stephen Kijak




Director: Stephen Kijak
Executive Producer: Brian Philips, Lewis Bogach, John Miller-Monzon, Andrew Ruhemann
Producer: John Battsek, Diane Becker
Cinematographer: Derek Wiesehahn
Editor: Claire Didier
Music: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Principal Cast: Ronnie Van Zant (archive), Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King, Artimus Pyle, Al Kooper, Judy Van Zant, Leslie Hawkins, Brantley Gilbert, Devon Gilfillian, JoJo Billingsley (archive), Bob Burns (archive), Allen Collins (archive), Steve Gaines (archive), Cassie Gaines (archive), Billy Powell (archive), Dean Kilpatrick (archive), Leon Wilkeson (archive)
Additional Credits: Sound Recordist: Theresa Radka, Graphics and Animation: Blue Spill, Associate Producer: Carolyne Jurriaans, Head of Production (Passion Pictures): George Chignell


Public Film Contact
Diane Becker
Passion Pictures
(323) 620-3806
Publicity Contact
Lauren Kelcher Stevenson
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Biography, Documentary, Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 95:03 mins