Movie Night: Desperate Man Blues

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Movie Night: Desperate Man Blues
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Directed by Ed Gillan, Desperate Man Blues tells the story of self-proclaimed king of record collectors Joseph E. Bussard, Jr. of Frederick Maryland. Joe has amassed probably the greatest collection of 78 rpm recordings of country, blues, jazz, cajun and gospel music in the world. He has spent most of of his waking hours in pursuit of old 78s. To call it a hobby would be an insult: It’s his life. (2003, 55 min, digital)

Doors open thirty minutes before the film begins.


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Adults: $7
Student/Senior (65+): $5
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We Buy White Albums by Rutherford Chang

For the duration of the exhibition, the gallery will function as a record store stocking only numbered copies of the Beatles’ 1968 self-titled double-LP, popularly referred to as the White Album. But rather than selling albums, the anti-store will solicit additional albums for Chang’s collection of already over 1,600 copies.

Before the film, event attendees are invited to browse the albums, listen to the vinyl, and of course contribute their copies of the White Album to the collection!
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By: Verge Center for the Arts