Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Thursday, November 14
For The Sake Of The Song: The Story of Anderson Fair

About the Event

This week as part of our ongoing Low-Fi series, we are excited to present For the Sake of the Song: The story of Anderson Fair!

For The Sake Of The Song: The Story of Anderson Fair
Director: Bruce Bryant
(U.S., 2009, 86 min.)
Thursday November 14 at 7:00 PM
Rice Cinema

Free and open to the public

For The Sake Of The Song: The Story of Anderson Fair is the compelling saga of one of Texas’ and America’s unsung cultural treasures. Filmmakers Bruce Bryant and Jim Barham explore the significant role Anderson Fair has played in preserving an American musical tradition and how a devoted family of artists, volunteers, and patrons transformed a politically subversive little coffee house and restaurant into a unique American music institution. In addition to intimate interviews with a who’s who of Americana and Texas music, the film also features never before seen archival footage of performances by Vince Bell, Guy Clark, Slaid Cleaves, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Steven Fromholz, Nanci Griffith, Carolyn Hester, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Eric Taylor, Dave Van Ronk, Townes Van Zandt, and Lucinda Williams.

Join us for drinks and snacks before the film. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A with Bruce Bryant, the director and producer. There will also be a live performance from Vince Bell, who cut his chops at the Fair and is featured in the film.

Parking available in West Lot 4, $5 flat rate charge, credit card required.


Directions to Rice Cinema, Rice Media Center:

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

For specific directions from any location Google map ‘Rice Cinema’ 

For parking:

Shuttle service:

For campus maps:

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Visitor Lot
West Lot 2
Greenbriar Lot

Directions & Parking

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Lot (previously known as Hess Lot)


Rice Media Center
Cinema Auditorium, room #100