Southern Comfort, Southern Charm
presented by Tara Goe from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Born for Hard Luck (1976), 29 minutes
A portrait of Arthur "Peg Leg Sam" Jackson --black harmonica player, singer, and comedian who made his living "busking" on the street and performing in patent-medicine shows touring southern towns. Footage includes excerpts from one of his last medicine shows.
Dancing Outlaw (1991), 30 minutes
"John Waters meets Tennessee Williams"- London Independent
This documentary short introduces us to Jesco White, a hard-living, tap-dancing Boone County resident whose repeated run-ins with the law have interfered with his dream of becoming as renowned a "mountain dancer" as his late father, D. Ray White. We meet Jesco's three distinct personalities: the gentle and loving Jesse, the violent and dangerous Jesco, and the extremely strange Elvis.
This is the first in an occasional series of visits from the Music, Film & Audio Department at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where Tara Goe is a librarian. She will have a few theme-related items (DVDs, CDs, & books) available for check out with a Carnegie Library card. Don't have a card? You can ask Tara about signing up for one after the screening!
Tuesday, September 16
6:30p Food & Social
7:00p Screening & Discussion