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The George Eastman Museum will screen Muddy Track (1987) as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival

The film screening will begin at 2 p.m. on September 18 at the Dryden Theatre

Rochester, N.Y., September 1, 2016—As part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, the George Eastman Museum will be screening the rarely seen documentary by Bernard Shakey (aka Neil Young) Muddy Track (1987) on Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m. The screening will be held in the museum’s Dryden Theatre, located at 900 East Avenue.

Muddy Track takes viewers on a trip through the 1987 Neil Young and Crazy Horse European Tour, with much of the story captured by Neil Young’s handheld camera, “Otto.” A soundtrack drenched in feedback and distortion punctuates the look into life on the road from the artist’s point of view.

Tickets for the screening are $8, $6 for George Eastman Museum members, and $4 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at rochesterfringe.com.  

The screening of Muddy Track is part of a Dryden Theatre film series, Bernard Shakey=Neil Young, which features a two other films. As perhaps only the world’s most curious film lovers and biggest fans of his music know, the iconic Canadian musician Neil Young is also a prolific, original, and respected independent filmmaker, signing his idiosyncratic features with the pseudonym Bernard Shakey. Apart from being a faithful chronicler of Neil Young’s years on the road, his colorful films can best be defined as a rare (perhaps unique) blend of DIY musical, slapstick comedy, and political activism. For more information on the complete film series, visit eastman.org/dryden.

About the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival
The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is a 10-day, multi-arts festival taking place in and around Downtown Rochester, NY. The Fringe was pioneered by several of Rochester’s cultural institutions and emerging arts groups. Rochester’s Fringe is curated by the participating venues themselves, with the organizers producing several headliner events as well as free entertainment. Visit rochesterfringe.com for more information.

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