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Tryon Connections film series

“The Rose” was released in 1979 and is based on the last four years in the life of singer Janis Joplin.  It won two Golden Globe Awards (for Best Actress – Bette Midler – and Best Original Song – “The Rose”), the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor  (Frederick Forrest) and was nominated for four Academy Awards. Kerby wrote both the original story and the screenplay for “The Rose” and toured with Joplin during his research.