On Tuesday 19 February we are screening In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey as part of the Glasgow Film Festival and the first of our Spring Film Club in partnership with The Glad Cafe.
In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey (N/C 15)
Synopsis: The unique, guitar finger-picking sound of John Fahey influenced a range of musicians – from Pete Townshend (who calls him the folk equivalent of William Burroughs or Charles Bukowski) to Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Chris Funk of The Decemberists. This documentary recounts the dynamic life of the eccentric guitarist, who transcended blues traditions, melding them with both world and classical forms. Featuring talking heads along with archive footage of performances and interviews, this film creates a vivid portrait of a true guitar pioneer.
**Following the screening will be a short solo set from folk guitarist Alasdair Roberts and the director of the film James Cullingham will take part in a Q&A.**
In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John FaheyAll Film Club screenings are held at The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands (opposite the five-a-side football pitches) and are usually Tuesday evenings, apart from Saturday matinees for kids.
Cert N/C 15+, 2012 (58 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 19 February, 8pm (doors at 7:30pm)
We have 3 other Spring Film Club screenings planned:
- March 19 -Beasts of the Southern Wild (12A)
- April 13 Sat matinee kids screening: Arrietty (U)
- April 23-The Reader (15)