Getting That Note Out is an intimate documentary about blues guitarist Etheleen Morehead Wright and her passion for music. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Etheleen learned to play guitar watching her grandfather. She reconnects with band members to perform at the North End Arts and Music Festival, held annually in Waterloo each year to celebrate the cultural legacy of the North End, an area associated with African American roots in Waterloo. As the band rehearses in a church hall, Ethelenn's memories weave through the music, narrating a story of creativity, loss, and resilience. Getting That Note Out is a powerful story of one woman's courage and determination. Directed by Francesca Soans.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Film begins at 6:30pm. Post film Q&A immediately following.
This event is free and open to the public.
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