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704 | Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait
704 | Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Photo Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins

Wed, Nov 9 | 8 – 9 PM
Old Town School of Folk Music, Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N Lincoln Ave | Chicago, IL | 60625
  • Members: $28
  • Public: $30
  • Students and Teachers: $30

Depression-era itinerant filmmaker H. Lee Waters documented more than a hundred small towns in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Tennessee in his series Movies of Local People. From 1936-1942, Waters recorded people going about their lives, then worked with movie theaters to screen his silent shorts, inviting his subjects to view themselves on the silver screen alongside Hollywood stars of the day. Musician Jenny Scheinman performs her live original score to Waters’ footage, reworked into a new film by Finn Taylor, with musicians Robbie Fulks and Robbie Gjersoe.

This program is presented in partnership with the Lake Forest College Lyrica Concert Series and Old Town School of Folk Music.

Charter Humanists must RSVP for complimentary entry to this program by calling 312-494-9509. Students and teachers must purchase general admission-price tickets for this program.

Presenters:

Jenny Scheinman is a violinist, singer, and songwriter. She has worked extensively with some of the world’s most innovative jazz artists and consistently tops the Downbeat Jazz Critics Polls. She has toured and recorded with numerous American songwriting legends such as Lucinda Williams, Bruce Cockburn, Lou Reed and Ani Difranco. In March 2015 she premiered a multi-media performance at Duke University entitled Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait. She has eight albums of original music including her most recent, The Littlest Prisoner.

Robbie Fulks is an American alternative country singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. He has released 12 albums over his career.



Robbie Gjersoe is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, and occasional engineer and producer. With Screen Door Music, which he co-created, he has composed and performed soundtracks for many films including Grand Champion, Robbing Peter, and Vanishing Of The Bees.

  • Charter Humanists tickets must RSVP for complementary entry to this program by calling 312-494-9509. Students and teachers must purchase general admission-price tickets for this program.
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