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Songcatcher on the Big Screen
May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm$10
Based on historical events…
Songcatcher is a 2000 drama film directed by Maggie Greenwald. It is about a musicologist researching and collecting Appalachian folk music in the mountains of western North Carolina. Although Songcatcher is a fictional film, it is loosely based on the work of Olive Dame Campbell, founder of the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina, and that of the English folk song collector Cecil Sharp, portrayed at the end of the film as professor Cyrus Whittle.
Join us for a Q&A after the movie!
Special guest speakers Chris Smith a Professor, Chair of Musicology, and director of the Vernacular Music Center at Texas Tech University, Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., an Archivist for the Crossroads of Music Archive at Texas Tech University, and Anna Dempsey a Professor of Art History at UMass Dartmouth will all be discussing various aspects of music history and composition.
-Do Not Enter if You Are Sick
-Face Coverings REQUIRED
-Wash Hands Frequently & Before Entering
-Keep a Safe 6 ft Distance from Others
-Cover Face when Coughing or Sneezing
-Avoid Touching Your Face
-Avoid Physical Contact
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