Harlem Street Singer

Friday, September 26 - Thursday, October 2, 2014

Filmmakers Trevor Laurence and Simeon Hutner in person Thu Oct 2 at 6:40!

This rich portrait reveals the little-known story of ragtime and gospel legend Reverend Gary Davis. Blind since infancy, he left the rural South to move to Harlem in the 1940s, preaching and performing on street corners. The ’60s folk explosion sparked new interest in the virtuoso guitarist, and he became a major influence on a generation of musicians, from Pete Seeger to Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead. Official selection: DOC NYC 2013

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 76 minutes
  • Director Simeon Hutner & Trevor Laurence

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