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Calendar Pick: Jay Bolotin

Jay Bolotin

Jay Bolotin will host a free event showcasing his film and music as part of UGA’s 2022 Spotlight on the Arts Festival. Bolotin is a filmmaker, animator, sculpture artist and musician whose work has spanned a remarkably long career. Bolotin began recording folk music in the 1970s, enjoying modest success. His work was championed by the likes of Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard. But no examination of Bolotin’s storied career would be complete without mentioning his filmmaking. Bolotin will present segments of his in-progress motion picture The Book of Only Enoch, featuring the voice of actor Brad Dourif (who voices Chucky and also played Piter De Vries in David Lynch’s 1984 Dune adaptation). He will also present segments of his theater piece The Darktown Sermons, a combination of sculptural animation and live song featuring the voice of Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy). Bolotin will also engage in conversation about his work with Nicholas Allen, director of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

WHO: Jay Bolotin
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.