On Tuesday 19 February we will be 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 FaheyThe film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm.
Cert N/C 15+, 2012 (58 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 19 February, 8pm
Tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 for concessions) and are available from the Glasgow Film Festival.
UPDATE: GFF HAVE SOLD OUT OF ONLINE TICKETS SO TICKETS NOW ONLY AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE IN PERSON FROM THE GLAD CAFE (or on the door on the night if we don't sell out)
All 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.
Check out Spring Film Club screenings:
March 19 -Beasts of the Southern Wild (12A)
April 13 Sat matinee kids screening: Arrietty (U)
April 23-The Reader (15)
We have also added an additional screening for March -a rescheduled screening of the Irish documentary double bill for St Patrick's Day weekend - at 7pm on Friday 15 March in The Glad Cafe http://www.southsidefilmfest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/rescheduled-green-screen-double-bill.html