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Screening and Performance

Musicians in Print, on Film, and in Concert
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FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2003

5:00–7:00 p.m.
This event has been moved to the Harold M. Williams Auditorium

5:00 p.m. Muddy Waters Can't Be Satisfied, directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon (2003, 54 min., video)

6:00 p.m. The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1969, 31 min., 16mm film) and Dizzy Gillespie (1965, 22 min., 16mm film), directed by Les Blank.

7:30 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Noted film directors Les Blank, Morgan Neville, and Robert Gordon discuss with Getty Research Institute director Thomas Crow the challenges of bringing the lives of musicians to the screen.

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2003

2:00–4:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Authors Peter Guralnick, Gerri Hirshey, and Robert Gordon discuss with Thomas Crow their approaches to writing musicians' biographies.

4:30–8:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall

4:30 p.m. Rare and unseen films of Les Blank

6:30 p.m. Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock-n-Roll, directed by Morgan Neville (2000, 90min., video)

8:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

David Johansen and the Harry Smiths perform unexpected yet soulful interpretations of traditional American blues, folk, and country music.