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SFA to screen 'Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse' at Cole Art Center

October 8, 2014 - Robbie Goodrich

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - A one-night, free screening of "Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse" will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Directed by Austin film director Dwight Adair, "Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse" is part of the Texas Independent Film Network, according to Brad Maule, instructor in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art cinematography department.

"Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse" is a one-hour documentary about the Texas fiddler, songwriter and owner of the legendary Cotton Club in Lubbock, Maule explained.

"Hancock was not only the leader of a West Texas premier western swing band," Maule said, "but he was a non-conformist who dabbled in LSD. He began a spiritual quest that not only changed his life, but also influenced many Austin musicians such as Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Lloyd Maines and Jesse Taylor."

The film is not rated, but some subject matter and language may not be suitable for children.

Light refreshments will be served. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For information, call (936) 468-1131.