Brian Meacham, Film Archivist at the Yale Film Archive, joins us for a post-film discussion.
STREET MUSIC presents performances by 19 street musicians in seven cities across the United States, and was one of documentarian Nick Doob’s first feature-length films.
The film features singers, guitarists, drummers, dancers, and others, including street performance legends like Porkchop, Brother Blue, the Automatic Human Jukebox, and Jimmy Davis.
From San Francisco to New York, and Chicago to New Orleans, the film captures a cross-section of Americans filled with raw talent, showmanship, and hustle, and presents a time capsule of the fashion, architecture, and culture of the 1970s.
Preserved by the Yale Film Archive.