On Tuesday 19 February the Southside Film Festival will be screening In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey as part of the Glasgow Film Festival and the first of our Spring Film Club in partnership with The Glad Cafe.
**The Director of Blind Joe Death will be attending the screening and taking part in a Q&A with Karen.**
The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7:30pm. Tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 for concessions) and are available from the Glasgow Film Festival.
All Film Club screenings are held at The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands (opposite the five-a-side football pitches).
Synopsis: The unique, guitar finger-picking sound of John Fahey influenced a range of musicians – from Pete Townshend (who calls him the folk equivalent of William Burroughs or Charles Bukowski) to Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Chris Funk of The Decemberists. This documentary recounts the dynamic life of the eccentric guitarist, who transcended blues traditions, melding them with both world and classical forms. Featuring talking heads along with archive footage of performances and interviews, this film creates a vivid portrait of a true guitar pioneer.
**Following the screening will be a short solo set from folk guitarist Alasdair Roberts.**
In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey
Cert N/C 15+, 2012 (58 mins)
The Glad Cafe
Tuesday 19 February, 8pm