TONIGHT @ The Arm in Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY – Screening of Two Films by John Cohen – 8pm

Hermitage Film Program No. 8
Featuring Two Films by John Cohen – Filmmaker in Person
Friday December 18th, 8pm at The Arm

The High Lonesome Sound -1963 30 min B&W

Songs of church-goers, miners, and farmers of eastern Kentucky express the joys and sorrows of life among the rural poor. This classic film evocatively illustrates how music and religion help Appalachians maintain their dignity and traditions in the face of change and hardship.

The End of an Old Song -1970 27 min B&W

Filmed in the mountains of North Carolina, this documentary revisits the region where English folklorist Cecil Sharp collected British ballads in the early 1900s. It contrasts the nature of the ballad singers with the presence of the juke box: although the lyrical tradition has changed, the singing style continues. Features Dillard Chandler, who sings with rare intensity and style.

Please join us Friday December 18th at The Arm, located at 281 N7th St. Between Havemeyer and Brooklyn. (www.thearmnyc.com)
$7 admission. John’s book “There is No Eye” will be available for sale, along with a select group of books from the shelves of hermitage.

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Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI


SEPTEMBER 29 — MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
Prominent Italian modernist filmmaker, political radical.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAcePPSsFP0
Above: Short segment of Antonioni’s film Zabriskie Point (1970).

SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Royal Courts of Justice, London: PAYMENT OF QUIT-RENT, an ancient,
solemn, annual ceremony in which the city pays the crown six horse-
shoes, 61 nails, a bill-hook and a hatchet. Germany: MICHAELMAS,
the English Feast of Goose, in which the weather is forecast
by the breastbone of a goose.
Mexico: FESTIVAL OF TEZCATZONCATL, Chief God of Intoxication.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 29 IN HISTORY…
1547 — Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes born, Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
1902 — French experimental writer Emile Zola dies, Paris, France.
1912 — Influential Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni born, Ferrara, Italy.