Grey Gallery Film Screening

26 Jan


John Cohen, Red Grooms transporting artwork to Reuben Gallery, New York, 1960 (detail)
© John Cohen, Courtesy L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York
Film Screenings: John Cohen

Saturday, January 28–Sunday, January 29
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue

John Cohen, photographer in Inventing Downtown, will introduce his films: Saturday, 6:00 pm(running time c. 65 min.): Dylan (1962, first film footage of young Bob Dylan in New York City);The High Lonesome Sound (1963, music of rural poor in Kentucky); The End of an Old Song(1972, ballad singers in North Carolina); Saturday, 8:00 pm (c. 60 min.): Musical Holdouts (1976, survey of American traditional music); Sarah and Maybelle (1981, from Carter family of country music); Sunday, 5:30 pm (c. 95 min.): Mountain Music of Peru (1984, centuries-old music of the Andes); Carnival in Q’eros (1991, Andean Indians); Sunday, 8:00 pm (c. 90 min.): Roscoe Holcomb from Daisy Kentucky (2009, banjo/guitar player and coal miner); and Visions of Mary Frank (2014, portrait of artist in Inventing Downtown, includes footage of her with Ginsberg and Kerouac).

Co-organized by Anthology Film Archives and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. $11 General Admission, $9 Students, seniors $7 AFA Members and children (12 & under). Tickets and complete film

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Downtown:Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965, on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery January 10–April 1, 2017. For more information on the exhibition, please visit


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