Encore Screening of “The Legend of Merv Conn”

Merv Conn
From the Scottish Rite Web Site

I saw this on the Scottish Rite homepage:

“The Legend of Merv Conn,” a 50-minute documentary tribute to Conn’s remarkable life and work, debuted on February 18, 2007 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring to a sold-out audience. Conn, a Silver Spring, Maryland resident and Scottish Rite Mason, has been teaching and performing the accordion in the D.C. area for over 75 years.

Merv Conn is an accordion legend–from the White House to your cousin’s Bar Mitzvah, he has spent years entertaining Washington, DC. “The Legend of Merv Conn” is a documentary tribute to his life and work. He has played and entertained in D.C. for many years, and if you haven’t heard him, now’s your chance!

On April 20th, in addition to the documentary, Conn will perform with two short silent films by George Merriken, one of Glen Echo Amusement Park circa 1940, and the other of the last days of D.C. streetcars in the early 1960s, will be shown.

Date: Friday, April 20, 2007
Time: 2 pm
Place: AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD
Tickets: $5. Unused tickets purchased for the February 25th screening will be honored.

For more information, contact the AFI Silver Theatre at (301) 495-6720 or (301) 495-6700.

According to comments on one blog, this show was not only sold out for the first showing, but they even had scalpers there. That’s the big time, you know! Director Jeff Krulik has made a number of films showing interesting tidbits of life and this one promises to be as good as his others.

Looks like fun to me. I hope to go if I can convince my lovely wife to come along. After all, it is her birthday weekend and nothing spells birthday fun like some good accordion music.

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