In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey

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142 Throckmorton Theatre Sat, Oct 6, 2012 8:00 PM
Sequoia 2 Wed, Oct 10, 2012 7:15 PM


Sponsored by Zaentz Media Center, A Wareham Development

Directed by James Cullingham

FOCUS: ROCK’N’SOUL • “Guitar is a caller. It brings forth emotions you didn’t know you had.” So wrote the masterful steel-string player John Fahey. As a guitarist, composer, writer, painter and musicologist, he moved to the rhythm of his own strumming, influencing scores of acolytes (Pete Townshend of The Who considered him the folk guitar equivalent of William Burroughs). Featuring interviews with Townshend and Chris Funk of The Decemberists, and filled with Fahey’s musicsome recorded under the titular name in homage to old blues troubadoursIn Search of Blind Joe Death celebrates one of the true musical greats. <> *Following the Oct. 6 screening, Chris Funk of the Decemberists will play a John Fahey tribute set; see page 23 for details. $25 General / $20 Members <> Produced in association with Steep Productions Inc.

Film Note Writer: Steven Jenkins

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