Friday Night Live! Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Acclaimed composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman invites us into the captivating visual world of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters in the multi-media performance Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait. Scheinman and her musical sidemen, Robbie Fulks and Robbie Gjersoe, have created a live soundtrack of new folksongs, fiddle music, and field sounds to accompany Waters’s fascinating footage, masterfully reworked by director Finn Taylor. The result is a reflection on the evolution of mill towns; and a striking commentary on race, class, and the American experience. 

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait was commissioned by Duke Performances at Duke University. The piece premiered at Duke’s Reynolds Industries Theater on Friday, March 20, 2015


Friday Night Live! is supported by the DTE Energy Foundation. The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza and your tri-county millage investment.

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