Lena: A Life in Folk Film Facebook Watch Party
Ahead of the 60th anniversary of Caffè Lena being established, join Producer Nicole Van Slyke, Caffe Lena’s Sarah Craig, and WMHT for a Facebook Watch Party and Conversation of the film Lena: A Life in Folk Sunday, May 17 at 7pm on WMHT’s Facebook Page.
About the film: After decades of trials, tribulations, evictions, losses, and near bankruptcy, Lena Spencer saw her inspired vision of a creative gathering place for her community become a reality with Caffè Lena. Her boundless passion and perseverance served as the driving force behind her renowned establishment now known as the longest-running coffeehouse in the country, recognized as an American Treasure by the Library of Congress, and a place where folk music continues to thrive after six decades. More at: wmht.org/lena
About Caffè Lena: Caffè Lena presents extraordinary music in an intimate setting steeped in history. It is widely recognized as the longest continuously operating folk music venue in the United States. The Library of Congress calls Caffè Lena “An American treasure,” and they have been recognized by The GRAMMY Foundation for important contributions to the development of American music. Caffè Lena is proud to stay true to Lena’s founding vision of simplicity, kindness to strangers, and art above profit.