While a chronic vocal ailment unfortunately has put Art Garfunkel's music career on hold, the legendary singer is set to make an appearance at a special film event in New York City next month. The acclaimed vocalist will be on hand along with actor/director Charles Grodin for a rare public screening of the 1969 documentary Songs of America, which features Garfunkel and his longtime musical partner, Paul Simon, performing and discussing various political issues of the time. Controversy surrounded the flick when was first released, as sponsor AT&T withdrew its backing because of the political nature of some of the content.
Grodin directed the film, which is set to a soundtrack that boasts various memorable Simon & Garfunkel songs, including "Bridge over Troubled Water," "Homeward Bound," "The Boxer" and "The Sound of Silence." After the film is shown, Garfunkel and Grodin will participate in a discussion about the making of the documentary that will be moderated by TV Guide editor Bruce Fretts.
The screening and discussion will take place at the Paley Center for Media on February 6 at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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