On February 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Nyack Center, Rivertown Film is proud to honor Sam Waymon, Nyack’s own creative legend and part of an historic era in the struggle for civil rights. An event in his honor will feature clips from the groundbreaking film “Ganja and Hess” that Sam starred in and scored. “Ganja and Hess” is credited with paving the way for future generations of black filmmakers.
There will also be clips and a composition performed by Sam, titled “It’s in Your Eyes,” from the movie Philadelphia, directed by Jonathan Demme, who will be present to discuss the film’s enduring significance, as well as Sam’s influence on film and music.
Sam Waymon and The New School Band will pay tribute to Sam’s sister, the incomparable Nina Simone, by performing songs Nina is known for. In addition, Sam and the band will perform original compositions, including A Brother’s Love a song dedicated to Nina.
For more information call 845-353-2568. Website www.rivertownfilm.org for updates.
General admission $25. Rivertown Film Members $20.
Nyack Center is located at 58 Depew Avenue (at South Broadway), Nyack, New York 10960
The New School Band is
Sam Waymon – Piano Vocal
Dan Anderson – Bass Vocal
Dylan Kelehan – Guitar Vocal
Rich Bozek – Drums
Larry White – Percussion
Colin Pohl – Sax