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Music Maker 25: Lonnie Holley Film Screening at Power Plant Gallery

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 12:00 pm


Film screening with Atlanta-based visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley featuring The Man is the Music, directed by Maris Curran, and I Snuck Off the Slave Ship, directed by Lonnie Holley and Cyrus Moussavi. The screenings will be followed by Q&A with Lonnie Holley and Matt Arnett, producer and screenwriter for I Snuck Off the Slave Ship.

Thursday, December 5, 12:00pm
Power Plant Gallery, American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell St Suite 100
Free and open to the public
Light lunch provided

The Man is the Music draws us into Lonnie Holley’s imaginative and captivating world. While in I Snuck Off the Slave Ship Lonnie Holley, a “self-taught African American artist” and dimensional traveler, attempts to sneak off the slave ship America. This screening coincides with Duke Performances’ Music Maker 25, a weeklong music series and exhibition in downtown Durham celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

A light lunch will be served after the screening. This is a first come, first seated event. Please plan to arrive early to secure your seat. Doors open at 11:45am.

Programming for "Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South" on view at the Power Plant Gallery September 6-December 21, 2019. For more information on the exhibit visit: powerplantgallery.com. Music Maker 25 is made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and it is part of the Smithsonian Year of Music. For more information visit: https://music.si.edu.

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