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Film Screening: "Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? The Life and Music of Robert Johnson"



Film Screening

Cant' You Hear the Wind Howl? The Life & Music of Robert Johnson

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Doris McCarthy Gallery

Free Admission! Free Popcorn!


Following up on Dean Halpern's popular lecture last week, Hellhound on My Trail: Black Life in the Mississippi Delta through the Blues, the Doris McCarthy Gallery will be screening a documentary on the short - but legendary - life of blues icon Robert Johnson. Whether you’re a fan of blues music or are interested in finding out more about the genre and its influence, we hope to see you at the gallery!

Wednesday, February 10

1 - 2:30 pm

Film Screening: Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? The Life and Music of Robert Johnson

Directed by Peter Meyer

What is widely known about the life of famous blues musician Robert Johnson is a combination of contradiction and myth mixed with moments of truth. The film combines information from musicologists and historians with exclusive interviews with people who knew Robert Johnson into a narrative that follows his life from beginning to end.  Recreations of his performances in juke joints, San Antonio and Dallas recording sessions, and his numerous travels across the United States are all set to his hugely influential music. 

Free admission! Free popcorn! Everyone is welcome!

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