Ronnie James Dio documentary premiering at South by Southwest Film Festival

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A new documentary about Ronnie James Dio is set to premiere at the 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival.

Titled DIO Dreamers Never Die, the film is said to be the “definitive career spanning documentary” on the late Dio frontman. It takes its name from a lyric off Dio’s 1987 song “I Could Have Been a Dreamer.”

The SXSW Film Festival takes place March 11-19 in Austin, Texas, with Dreamers Never Die making its debut on March 17. For more info, visit

Dio died in May 2010 from stomach cancer. He was 67. In addition to fronting his namesake band, Dio also sang in Rainbow alongside Deep Purple‘s Ritchie Blackmore, and joined Black Sabbath after Ozzy Osbourne was fired in 1979.

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