Syl Johnson Doc Premiere + Q&A with the Filmmakers

Movies, Documentary
Syl Johnson
Photograph: Courtesy Rob Hatch-Miller Syl Johnson

Featuring interviews with RZA and a score by Yo La Tengo, the documentary Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows spotlights an underappreciated music legend. With a career spanning 60 years that’s touched nearly every genre of black music, Johnson’s talents went largely unrecognized for decades until artists from Run DMC to Kid Rock to Kanye started sampling his 1967 track “Different Strokes.” At this premiere screening, learn how the filmmakers delved into the complex tale of this eccentric genius.


By: Ivy McNally