A Gesture and a Word

When singer/songwriter Rob Morsberger was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2011, he and filmmaker Dave Davidson were already working on a film together. The two agreed that they would just continue their project, and Morsberger embarked on the most prolific 18 months of his career, recording three albums of his own work; collaborating on a song cycle with Crash Test Dummies lead singer Brad Roberts; and arranging, orchestrating, and performing with Willie Nile, Patti Smith, Loudon Wainwright III, Marshall Crenshaw, Suzzy Roche, and others. The result is A Gesture and a Word, a celebration of the creative spirit and one individual’s dedication to make every moment as joyful and productive as possible. It’s crammed with studio and concert footage, reminiscences by many of his collaborators, and Morsberger’s own observations as he prepares for what he calls “the great whatever.”

Introduction by filmmaker Dave Davidson

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Times: 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

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$8 - Members
$13 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
Presenter Website: burnsfilmcenter.org

Sponsor Message

This series is sponsored by: The Lucille and Paul Maslin Foundation & Janet Maslin and Ben Cheever. The exclusive media partner of this series is WFUV.