Songs of America with Art Garfunkel and Charles Grodin
Where: Paley Center for Media
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25 W. 52nd St., New York, NY
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Few documentaries were as controversial and evocative of the late sixties as Songs of America, featuring Simon and Garfunkel on tour and in the studio. Conceived and written by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, and Charles Grodin in 1969, Songs of Americaalso used the duo’s music in overtly political montages to comment on the turbulent times. So many classic Simon and Garfunkel tunes are heard or performed throughout this resonant journey, including “Homeward Bound,” “The Boxer,” “The Sound of Silence,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Following this rare public screening, Garfunkel and Grodin, who had worked together on the feature Catch-22, will discuss the making of their documentary and the controversy surrounding one sponsor withdrawing support because of a Vietnam War sequence.