Films @ The Freight: You Gave Me A Song:The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard – Tickets – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA – April 5th, 2020

Films @ The Freight: You Gave Me A Song:The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard
Films at The Freight

You Gave Me A Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard

$5.00 - $9.00
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You Gave Me A Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard

At 84, old time music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding memories from her groundbreaking past.

This is one woman's story of being traditional, never conventional.

This is a film about getting older, but never giving up.

You Gave Me A Song offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows eighty-four year old Gerrard over several years, weaving together verité footage of living room rehearsals, recording sessions, songwriting, archival work, and performances with photos and rare field recordings. Much of the film is told in Alice’s voice and via interviews with musical collaborators and family members who share the story of Alice and others chasing that high lonesome sound.

Films at The Freight

With special thanks to the Friends of the Freight, come celebrate a new screen and projector while enjoying our superb sound system composed of speakers and amplifiers exclusively designed and installed by Meyer Sound Labs of Berkeley with the Films at The Freight!

A great way to enjoy music, film and community in the Littlefield Listening Room, come experience some of the most beloved films on music. Carefully curated by The Freight's program director, Peter Williams.