Sep 9, 2008

The Spirit Moves

A few events I'm excited about this week:

A reading/singing event for Amanda Petrusich's new book It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music will go down at Book Court in Cobble Hill on Thurs., Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. Amanda was among the expert panelists kind enough to join me in a post-show discussion about the American folk tradition during the run of The Devil and Tom Walker last spring. There's an excellent post about the book here.

And opening this week at PS 122 is Reid Farrington's multimedia repurposing of one of my favorite films, Carl Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc, with a single live performer, multiple screen surfaces, and God knows what else (music by Cat Power, perchance?) I'll get the hairshirt pressed.

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