Come for a free screening of the new feature documentary, "You Gave Me A Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard" at Chipola College. Producer and alumna Ashley Melzer will be on hand afterward to answer questions and share about the filmmaking process.
"You Gave Me A Song" offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows eighty-four year old Gerrard over several years, weaving together verité footage of living room rehearsals, recording sessions, songwriting, archival work, and performances with photos and rare field recordings. Much of the film is told in Alice’s voice and via interviews with musical collaborators and family members who share the story of Alice and others chasing that high lonesome sound.
The screening is free and open to the public.