Ithaca Premier of “Roscoe Holcomb from Daisy, Kentucky” with talkback with John Cohen. Cinemapolis July 8th, 7:30. $9-
Film Synopsis: “John Cohen explores the life, philosophy and music of Eastern Kentucky banjo player, coal miner and construction worker Roscoe Holcomb. Holcomb has been injured on the job and forced into early retirement. He discusses his life and music and plays a number of traditional songs from his region. Using intimate footage of Holcomb at home as well as footage of his family, community and region, Cohen presents a remarkable and visually beautiful portrait of Roscoe Holcomb, a man who despite economic hardship and changing times has maintained a powerful and authentic personal music and philosophy.” Running time: 30 Minutes.
The film will be followed by music! John Cohen with The Dustbusters (from Brooklyn!) at the Wildfire Lounge at 9 (following music by Nate Marshall that starts at 8:00). The Pearly Snaps will open, with some special guests. *Suggested* donation is $10, with a discount with a movie ticket.