Tompkins Corners will present Different Johns, a feature-length documentary by Robert Carr that explores the life of John Cohen - musician, photographer, filmmaker, anthropologist, and one of TCCC’s founding members.
John was part of the Beat Generation, photographing and rubbing shoulders with such luminaries as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Robert Frank. He was friends with Woody Guthrie and photographed a young Bob Dylan. John made documentaries about authentic American folk music, bringing attention to the poverty of the inhabitants of the Appalachian Mountains that inspired much of their music. What he witnessed in the world around him, he shared freely with compassion and sensitivity.
“There is a saying that the treasures of the universe may be found between the eyes of a horse. One could say that the treasures of the earth may be found between the eyes of John Cohen.” Patti Smith
John toured with his own band, The New Lost City Ramblers, and became a mentor and bandmate of the Down Hill Strugglers. He played with them at every Brooklyn and Washington Square Folk Festival, as well as at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, the Newport Folk Festival and more.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. Students are always free.