Join us on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. for a screening of the documentary, “Hard Travelin’.”
This event is free with admission to the center on the day of the event.
About the Film
This documentary, produced and directed by Jim Brown and hosted by Arlo Guthrie, presents the songs and writings of Woody Guthrie and traces the composer’s impact on the American musical, cultural and political scenes. Archival footage charts Woody’s early Oklahoma dust bowl days. His sister, co-workers, friends and ex-wife, Mary, describe his start as a songwriter and his success with such popular songs as: “This land is your land,” “So long, it’s been good to know you,” and “This train is bound for glory.” Moving to California, Guthrie became involved in social issues, particularly migrant workers and union leaders. The film describes his days as a resident writer at the Bonneville Dam, his marriage to his second wife, Marjorie, his work with the Almanac Singers and his death due to Huntington’s Disease. His songs are sung by his son, Arlo, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Hoyt Axton and The Weavers. — from the Internet Archive.
Runtime: ~71 minutes