Smithsonian Screenings: Legend of Lead Belly

Movie night!  Enjoy free online screenings of fascinating Smithsonian Channel documentaries that explore music, pop culture, history, and civil rights, courtesy of Snug Harbor’s Smithsonian Affiliation.  After the screening, stick around the Zoom for a live discussion.

All screenings are from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission: Free

You’ll be sent a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom screening upon registration.  Check your spam if you don’t see it within 24 hours! 

Legend of Lead Belly: Huddie Ledbetter was born into poverty, battled racism, and did time, but in spite of his early hardships, or perhaps because of them, he became one of the great musicians of the 20th century. We trace the life and career of Lead Belly, a man praised by critics and revered by artists, whose unique music crossed a host of genres and influenced countless industry legends, from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin to Nirvana and beyond. See how his talent, humanity, and determination defeated all that stood in his way to make his voice heard, then and now.