Man in the Sand Woody Guthrie Birthday Celebration in Coney Island
The Coney Island Museum (1208 Surf Ave., Brooklyn)
British pop star Billy Bragg teams with American indie country band Wilco to remake two of legendary Woody Guthrie’s unfinished albums. Bragg embarks on a journey that begins at Woody’s Okema, Okla., birthplace. While traveling to important settings in Woody’s musical career — in Texas and New York — and finally meeting up with Wilco in Chicago, Bragg works on bringing Woody’s words to life. Man in the Sand tracks this two-year project on film. 126 minutes.
Schedule of events:
3:30pm – Doors Open
4:00pm – Intro by Dick Zigun
4:05pm – Man in the Sand Screening
6:15pm – 6:45pm Billy Bragg will be signing “Mermaid Ave” cd’s and Nora Guthrie will be signing her book “My Name Is New York”. Both the cd and the book will be available for purchase.